Flown cassette tape and case carried into lunar orbit by Edgar Mitchell. Scotch C-60 cassette was dubbed with music from the stage play Camelot and bears a serial number “S/N 1100.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Mitchell, which reads, in part: “This letter is to certify that the accompanying audio cassette tape bearing music from the stage play ‘Camelot’ was personally dubbed by me from the primary recordings of the several artists and carried into lunar orbit aboard the spacecraft Kittyhawk during the Apollo 14 mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands region of the moon. It was one of four such cassettes in my personal preference kit, all of which served the dual purpose of providing entertainment during the six days in transit between the earth and the moon, plus a back up recording device for personal observations in the event of equipment failure of primary transmission devices.” In fine condition, with some light wear and foxing to labels. The Camelot music was a tribute to John F. Kennedy, whose all too brief administration was referred to as ‘Camelot.’ One of the more original and unusual flown Apollo items. RR Auction COA.
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