TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.

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Lot 141
TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 760 - 1,100

The Air and Space Sale

17 Sep 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

TOM STAFFORD'S ASTP FLOWN BETA CLOTH.

FLOWN Apollo Soyuz crew emblem, 3-1/2 inches in diameter. Printed on a white Beta cloth section 5-1/2 inches square. Displayed with descriptive text on TOM STAFFORD business stationery.

The Beta emblem is SIGNED by TOM STAFFORD, D.K. SLATON, VANCE BRAND, ALEXEI LEONOV, and VALERY KUBASOV.
Additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Flown on ASTP, 15-24 July 1975, Tom" [Stafford].

The letter text reads: "This Apollo-Soyuz Beta cloth emblem was carried in space on the historic Apollo-Soyuz Test Project during July 15 – 24, 1975. It was placed in my personal preference kit (PPK) on board the Apollo Command Module.
Beta cloth was used for a fire protection layer in our Apollo spacesuits. This emblem has been signed by all Apollo and Soyuz crew members. I have written 'Flown on ASTP, 15 – 24 July 75, Tom' on the emblem
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