Incredible lunar flown American flag, 5.75 x 4, carried to the moon aboard the lunar module Challenger during the Apollo 17 mission. Includes a TLS signed "Gene Cernan," one page, 5.25 x 8, December 7, 1975, NASA letterhead. Addressed to Tom Lane, in full: "This flag of our nation flew to the moon aboard the spaceships 'America' and 'Challenger,' Apollo XVII, December 6-19, 1972. Let it be to you as it is to me, a symbol of the ambition, effort, and self-sacrifice of a people dedicated to the greatest nation in the history of the world. Please accept this flag with the pride the heritage of our country so righteously deserves." In overall fine condition, with two spots of staining to the flag, and several to the letter. Supported by rock solid provenance direct from the mission's legendary commander, this is a spectacular flown flag that represents the heroism and ingenuity of NASA's most storied program.
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