Flown Beta cloth, carried to space during the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Swatch measures 5.25 x 5.75 with a printed color 3.25″ diameter mission emblem in the center. Signed at the bottom, “Flown on ASTP 15–24 July 75, Tom,” and signed in the borders in ink and felt tip by Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov. Accompanied by a 1990 letter of authenticity from Tom Stafford stating the cloth “was placed in my personal preference kit (PPK) on board the Apollo command module.” In fine condition, with some mild haloing to several of the signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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