Flight-flown printed American flag, 6 x 4, flown onboard Apollo 15 and carried by astronaut Dave Scott onto the lunar surface. Scott has placed a small marking on the lower right corner of the reverse. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Dave Scott that reads in part, “In commemoration of the first extended scientific exploration of the Moon, including the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), I carried this US flag in the pocket of my Apollo A7L-B EVA Spacesuit during our nearly three- day stay on the Moon. This flag was carried to the highest point on Hadley Delta mountain during the second day of our geological exploration...During the Apollo program, it was NASA’s policy to allow astronauts to keep both personal effects, and deposable equipment from their missions, as personal mementos to do with as they wish. As such, I retained this US flag for my personal space collection, where it has remained since we returned from the Moon in August 1971.” This flag and its impeccable provenance remains one of the few Apollo mission-flown artifacts that were personally flight-certified by the astronaut who actually carried it on the surface of the moon!
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