IRISH BLESSING CARRIED ON APOLLO 15 BY JAMES IRWIN.
FLOWN micro film being 1½ centimeters square in size, preserved in the original Microseal card with viewing window. With a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN and the full size 5¼ by 4 inch matted poem which was photographed to make the micro film image.
MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter reads in part: "This Irish blessing was carried inside Command Module Endeavor by my late husband Astronaut James Irwin. It traveled to moon starting on July 26, 1971 and made over 70 lunar orbits. On August 7, 1971, the Apollo 15 crew returned to earth carrying this micro-film with them, all spending over 295 hours in space. This Irish blessing was important to Jim because his Irish grandparents came to America in the late 1850s."