CASSETTE PLAYER EARPHONE ASSEMBLY FLOWN ON APOLLO 15.
USED IN COMMAND MODULE ENDEAVOR. FLOWN gray earphone device being 39 inches inches long with jack plug at the opposite end. With a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN.
MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter reads: "This earphone was carried and used by my late husband, Astronaut James Irwin during his flight to the moon the Apollo 15 mission of July and August 1971. It was used in conjunction with an audio cassette player which played a selection of music tapes. Most of Jim's time during the flight was accounted for down to the second, but there were brief periods prior to or after planned sleep and/or during meal periods that would allow listening to tapes through this earphone inside Command Module Endeavor.
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 and the first used of the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Jim spent over 66 hours on the lunar surface and was the eighth man to set foot upon the moon."