Wendt’s personally-worn beta cloth patch featuring the Apollo 14 insignia, 4.25 x 3.75, affixed to a letter of provenance signed by Wendt, in full: “This Apollo 14 Beta Cloth patch was the official emblem issued by NASA to wear on my close-out garment during launch preparations for the Apollo/Saturn 509 mission. Apollo 14 was launched on January 31, 1971. The emblem was worn in the White Room at the end of swing arm number 9, which was at the 320 foot level of Launch Complex 39A. I was the pad leader for checkout of the spacecraft and ingress of the astronauts during the countdown of Apollo 14.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned official glossy NASA photo showing Wendt with the astronauts at Launch Complex 39A before the flight. The Leon Ford Collection. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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