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Item 2341 - Apollo 17 Lunar Orbit Flown Flag Catalog 569 (Oct 2019)

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Flown fabric American flag, 5.75 x 4, carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module America during the Apollo 17 mission, affixed to a 14 x 11 presentation sheet signed at the bottom in black felt tip by Christopher Kraft, the director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, with text to lower portion reading: “This flag was carried to the Moon aboard the spaceship America Apollo XVII, December 7-19, 1972." The sheet features an image of a saluting astronaut on the moon with lunar module and distant Earth, and is presented to "C. B. Knox, In appreciation of your service on the Goddard Space Flight Center team which helped pioneer man’s path to the Moon in NASA’s Apollo program.” Also included is black plastic plaque, 5 x 7, with upper circular design honoring the Apollo 11 mission and engraved lower plate dedicated to “C. B. Knox, In appreciation for support of the lunar landing mission.” In overall fine condition. C. B. Knox was a longtime employee of NASA who was a networks systems engineer in the Manned Flight Engineering Branch at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He notably wrote an article entitled ‘Apollo Digital Command System,’ which was presented at the Apollo Unified S-Band Technical Conference held on July 14-15, 1965.

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