FLOWN Apollo XII Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap with LUNAR DUST
Lot 223
APOLLO 12 LM STRAP WITH LUNAR DUST–USED INSIDE INTREPID ON THE MOON.
Sold for US$ 14,640 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
APOLLO 12 LM STRAP WITH LUNAR DUST–USED INSIDE INTREPID ON THE MOON.
Flown Apollo 12 Lunar Module Interim Stowage Strap. Brown Teflon-coated fabric with 2 snap-buttons and 2 Velcro patches. 10 inches long. A printed label reads "SEB 33100015-302, S/N 1149."

The Apollo 12 flight had two extensive surface explorations where Conrad and Bean accumulated a large amount of lunar dust on their space suits and flight equipment. During their 31-hour surface stay, this strap was exposed to lunar dust carried into the LM by the crew.
Accompanied by an Autograph Note Signed by Charles Conrad, which reads: "This 'Interim Stowage Strap' ... was flown to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module Intrepid during the flight of Apollo XII. It was used to secure lunar exploration equipment and logged over 31 hours on the moon’s surface during November 19-20, 1969. The strap is listed on page 63 of the Apollo XII stowage list. It has been in my personal collection since I returned from the moon."
A copy of page 63 from the Apollo 12 stowage list is included, together with an analysis of the embedded material, on Conrad's personal stationery.
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