UNITED STATES FLAG CARRIED ON APOLLO 9.
Flown United States Flag, silk, 4 x 6 inches. Displayed on a 15½ x 12 inch mat board with an 8 x 10 inch Apollo 9 crew-signed photolithograph. Both the flag and photolithograph are removable from the mat board.
Apollo 9 was the first manned flight of the Lunar Module (LM). James McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart flew the LM some 12 miles higher and over 100 miles away from the Command/Service Module during tests of the LM's Descent and Ascent engines and other subsystems. Schweickart also performed the first EVA of the Apollo Program.
The flag is INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Flown on Apollo 9, Jim McDivitt" along two of the six white bars. The photolithograph is SIGNED by JIM MCDIVITT, DAVE SCOTT, and RUSTY SCHWEICKART.
- The image appearing in the print catalog in the upper right corner of p 63 is incorrectly captioned. It illustrates lot 134.