FASTEST FLOWN US FLAG, FROM APOLLO X MISSON. CARRIED IN LUNAR MODULE SNOOPY.<BR /> Flown United States flag, silk, 4 x 6 inches.
Lot 138
FASTEST FLOWN US FLAG, FROM APOLLO X MISSON. CARRIED IN LUNAR MODULE SNOOPY.
Flown United States flag, silk, 4 x 6 inches.
Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium
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FASTEST FLOWN US FLAG, FROM APOLLO X MISSON.
CARRIED IN LUNAR MODULE SNOOPY.
Flown United States flag, silk, 4 x 6 inches. Displayed between paragraphs of a Typed Signed Letter by THOMAS P. STAFFORD.

Accompanied by THOMAS P. STAFFORD'S signed provenance letter, dated May 18, 1999, which reads: "The United States flag displayed below was flown to the Moon on the Apollo X mission during May 18-26, 1969. I was commander of this mission which tested critical flight maneuvers that would enable Apollo 11 to make the first lunar landing just two months later in July 1969. I carried this flag inside our Lunar Module named "Snoopy" where Gene Cernan and I approached within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface. Just prior to the beginning of the Apollo X reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, John Young, Gene, and I – as well as this flag - established the all-time record for the highest speed ever attained by man — 24,790 miles per hour. This speed record will not be broken until an astronaut crew returns from Mars sometime during the next century."
The flag is INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Flown to the moon on Apollo X, Tom Stafford."
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