White Beta cloth name tag, 5 x 2, worn on astronaut Deke Slayton's flight suit during his historic Apollo-Soyuz mission. The patch was attached to his suit via white Velcro across the back of the name tag, and was designed as a ‘ back-up.’ Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Bobbie Slayton that reads: “This Slayton patch belonged to my husband, Deke Slayton, and was worn by him on the Apollo Soyuz mission in 1975. It was locked in his safe deposit box along with other space memorabilia. This patch is genuine in all respects.” A cherished artifact from a Mercury 7 astronaut’s final chance to fly in space. RRAuction COA.
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