Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, flown to the moon aboard the America Command Module. Flag is affixed to a 10.75 x 13.5 certificate stating the flag was carried to the moon and presented to Richard C. Proffitt, “in appreciation of your role in the success of the Apollo Program. This flag was carried around the moon by the Apollo 17 Astronauts December 10–14, 1972,” and signed by a NASA official. Framed to an overall size of 12 x 15. In fine condition. Proffitt served as NASA’s Launch Complex 39 Operations Manager from 1969 to 1976. Accompanied by two 1975 letters to Proffitt, one from Director Lee Scherer, presenting the flag to Proffitt, and one inviting Proffitt to the presentation ceremony. RR Auction COA.
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