Fabulous flown 9 x 9 swatch of beta cloth, with a 4” diameter Apollo 14 mission insignia in the center, neatly signed in black felt tip, “Flown to the moon aboard ‘Kittyhawk’ on Apollo 14. 1/31/71–2/9/71. Edgar Mitchell, LMP.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Mitchell, dated February 15, 2002, that reads in part: “This certifies that the accompanying beta cloth patch, bearing the Apollo 14 insignia and inscribed…was, indeed, carried in the command module with the crew of Apollo 14 during its historic 9 day trip to the moon…This patch was part of my private collection and has been in my sole possession since being returned to me post-flight. I hope this memento of a historic period in history brings you, your family and descendents great pleasure in the years to come.” This relic should not be confused with the ‘Earth Our Cradle’ swatches circulating in the market, which have a lot of recently added text and stamps. This, rather, is a pristine flight flown exemplar in original condition! Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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