Flown printed space treaty carried aboard the Apollo 12 Command Module Yankee Clipper, one page, 8 x 5, signed and flight-certified in the lower right in black felt tip, “Alan L. Bean, Flown to the Moon, Apollo XII, Nov. 1969.” The treaty, entitled “Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space,” was created by the United Nations in 1967 to describe circumstances for the cooperative rescue of astronauts. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Alan Bean. Accompanied by a lengthy handwritten and flight-certified letter of provenance from Bean, in part: “I hereby certify that the accompanying copy of ‘The Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts’ traveled to the moon with Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and me in our command module ‘Yankee Clipper’ in November of 1969, during the Apollo 12 mission. This copy of this important document has been in my personal collection since our return to planet Earth.”
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