CHEWING GUM CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE ON APOLLO 15.
Lot 273
CHEWING GUM CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE ON APOLLO 15.
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
CHEWING GUM CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE ON APOLLO 15.
FLOWN packet of chewing gum contained in unopened clear plastic, approximately 1 inch square. With a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN.

MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter reads: "The gum packet displayed below was carried to the lunar surface on the flight of Apollo 15 by my late husband, Astronaut James Irwin. Jim and Dave Scott made three lunar surface explorations between July 31 and August 2, 1971. They used a lunar rover to explore some 17 miles of the moon's surface.

This unused gum packet spent over 66 hours on the lunar surface. Apollo 15 was launched on 26 July 1971 and returned to earth on 7 August 1971. It was the fourth lunar landing of the Apollo Program."

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