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Item 4150 - John Young's Apollo 10 Flown 'Grumman' Patch Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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Extremely desirable flown embroidered 'Grumman' Apollo 10 mission insignia patch carried to the moon on Apollo 10, measuring 4 x 4, encapsulated in a tamper-proof sleeve and affixed to a certificate of authenticity signed by Susy Young, the wife of the late Command Module Pilot John Young, in part: "I hereby certify that the 'Grumman' Apollo 10 Embroidered Mission patch that accompanies this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 10 mission May 18-26, 1969. This patch was a part of John W. Young’s personal collection since the mission." In fine condition. These attractive patches, which vividly portray the Grumman-made LM firing its thrusters as it prepares to dock with the Rockwell-made CSM, were provided to the crew by Grumman to be flown as souvenirs. A handsome example from the collection of the prolific American astronaut, who went to the moon on Apollo 10 and walked upon the lunar surface on Apollo 16.

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