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Item 4131 - Apollo 8 Flown Flag Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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Flown fabric American flag carried into lunar orbit during the Apollo 8 mission. The flag, 5.75 x 4, is affixed to a 10 x 12 presentation sheet with printed text, "This flag was carried aboard the first manned lunar orbit spacecraft, Apollo 8, December 21-27, 1968,” which is signed below in black felt tip by James Lovell, Bill Anders, and Frank Borman. In fine condition, with toning at the corners of the flag from mounting. Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit and the first to reach the Moon, orbit it, and return. Its three-man crew of Borman, Lovell, and Anders became the first humans to fly to the Moon, to witness and photograph an Earthrise, and to escape the gravity of a celestial body.

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