Flown one-inch long section of lunar surface safety line carried to the surface of the moon during Apollo 14, presented to a NASA employee following the mission. The swatch is laminated to a 3.25 x 2.75 presentation card reading: “Presented in appreciation of your role in Apollo 14’s success. This small portion of the lunar surface safety line was carried by the astronauts on the moon’s surface February 5–6, 1971.” Also includes: an original transmittal letter for the piece bearing pre-printed facsimile signatures of the astronauts; an unsigned official color NASA lithograph of the crew; an Apollo 14 mission insignia decal; and an unrelated spaceflight newspaper. In overall fine condition. The Leon Ford Collection.
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