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Lot 270
JAMES IRWIN'S UNITED STATES FLAG TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE.
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JAMES IRWIN'S UNITED STATES FLAG TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE.
FLOWN United States flag, made from silk, 4 by 6 inches. Displayed between paragraphs on a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN.

MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter reads: "The United States flag displayed below was carried in Lunar Module Falcon down to the lunar surface during the flight of Apollo 15. My husband James Irwin and David Scott were the fourth Apollo crew to land on and explore the Moon's surface. The flag was on the lunar surface inside Falcon for over 67 hours between July 30 and August 2, 1971.

Included is a copy of the manuscript note written by Commander Dave Scott to Jim which reads in part: "8 Flags + 2 patches – 1/3 of those that reached Hadley (Delta)... Dave.
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