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Item 9172 - Edgar Mitchell's Apollo 14 Flown Patch and Signed Display Catalog 518 (Nov 2017)

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Flown embroidered Apollo 14 mission patch carried into lunar orbit aboard the Command Module Kitty Hawk during the Apollo 14 mission, measuring 4 x 3.5, affixed to a glossy 12.75 x 10 photo of the Wright Brothers' first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, signed and flight certified in black felt tip, "From Kitty Hawk to the Moon, Edgar Mitchell, Apollo LMP." Archivally matted and framed with an engraved plate to an overall size of 22.75 x 20; the label originally affixed to reverse of patch, also signed and certified by Mitchell, "Flown to the moon on Kittyhawk, Edgar Mitchell LMP," is taped to a plastic pouch attached to frame backing. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Mitchell, in part: "This document certifies that the accompanying embroidered mission patch…was carried in my personal preference kit (PPK) aboard Kittyhawk from January 31, 1971 to February 9, 1971 during the Apollo 14 mission. This mission patch has been in my personal collection since then." An immensely appealing union of man's first flight and the third successful lunar landing mission—CMP Stuart A. Roosa said that he selected the callsign Kitty Hawk for the command module because 'that's where it all started.'

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