JAMES IRWIN'S LARGE UNITED STATES FLAG CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE.
FLOWN United States flag, made from silk, 7½ by 11½ inches. Carried to the lunar surface during Apollo 15. With a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN.
MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter reads: "The large United States flag enclosed with this letter was flown to the surface of the moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. It is one of the largest flags to make it down to the surface of the moon, being approximately 7½ by 11½ inches. It stayed over 66 hours on the moon between July 30 and August 2, 1971.
My late husband, James Irwin with David Scott were the fourth Apollo crew to land on and explore the moon's surface. They were the first Apollo astronauts to make use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle and traveled some 17 miles during three separate EVAs or Extra Vehicular Activity, commonly known as "moonwalks."
Included is a copy of the manuscript note written by Commander Dave Scott to Jim which states: 'Jim: 8 Flags + 2 patches 1/3 of those that reached Hadley (Delta) on 1 Aug. 71".