TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.
Lot 15
TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.
Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium
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Lot Details
TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.
FLOWN Apollo Soyuz crew emblem, 3 ½ inches in diameter. Printed on a white Beta cloth section 5 ½ inches square. Displayed with a Typed Letter Signed by TOM STAFFORD from his business stationery.

The beta emblem is SIGNED by TOM STAFFORD, D.K. SLATON, VANCE BRAND, ALEXEI LEONOV, and VALERY KUBASOV.
Additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Flown on ASTP, 15-24 July 1975, Tom" [Stafford].

TOM STAFFORD'S January 30, 1990 signed provenance letter reads: "This Apollo-Soyuz Beta cloth emblem was carried in space on the historic Apollo-Soyuz Test Project during 15 – 24, 1975. It was placed in my personal preference kit (PPK) on board the Apollo command module. Beta cloth material was designed for fire protection was used in our Apollo spacesuits."
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