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Item 586 - Beta Stowage Bag Catalog 409 (May 2013)

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Flown utility towel Beta Cloth bag carried by Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 mission. Beta cloth bag measures 8 x 13, with a large zipper flap at the top and a label sewn on the front of the flap which reads, “CM Utility Towel Assy. Mfg. By: B. Welson Co., P/N: SEB42100079-204, S/N: 1128, Date of Mfg.: 2/27/68.” A second label is sewn into the inside of the bag and reads, “CM Utility Towel Bag Assy. Mfg. By: B. Welson Co., P/N: SEB42100084-203, S/N: 1160, Date of Mfg.: 3/4/68.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to lower left of the front of the bag. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Dave Scott, which reads, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 Beta-cloth ‘Utility Towel Assembly’ bag was carried aboard the Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavor…This bag was assigned to the Commander and was flown around the Moon for 6 days (74 orbits)…This Apollo 15 Beta-cloth ‘Utility Towel Assy’ bag has been in my personal collection since after the completion of the Apollo 15 mission.” An outstanding flown artifact from a very important lunar mission. RR Auction COA.

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