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Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil & Moon Rock Acrylic

Apollo 11 Command Module Flown Kapton Foil & NWA 10203 Moon Rock Lucite.

Encapsulated inside a small (4.75 x 2.75 inch) acrylic

Comes with COA booklet and presentation box

PRICE - $325

Apollo 11 Flown Kapton Foil: The flown material contained within this lucite is Kapton Foil taken from the Apollo 11 Command Module ''Columbia'' after its return to Earth. Kapton Foil, silver-coloured on the front with a gold backing, was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia in order to protect the fragile craft from the extreme environment of deep space. Because the foil was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia, its silver-coloured side was directly exposed to deep space.

NWA 10203 Moon Rock: The moon is constantly hit by meteorites and with no atmosphere and little gravity the larger impacts eject lunar rocks into space. After this impact, this meteorite will eventually be brought down to Earth by the Earth's gravitational pull. Scientists and universities all around the world examine meteorites and compare them with known lunar material, e.g. samples collected during the Apollo missions. The composition of gases and isotopes found is so unique that they can say for sure the material originated from the moon. The encased meteorite was acquired from Meteorite Hunter and Discovery Channel's ''Meteorite Men'' T.V. Star, Steve Arnold.

About Your Lucite:

  • Overall Acrylic is 12cm x 7cm x 3cm

  • Encased Kapton Foil is approx. 8mm x 6mm x 6mm

  • Encased Moon Rock is approx. 50-100mg

  • Comes in a wonderful black box bearing the Apollo Program Insignia

  • Comes with an 8 page booklet containing details of Authenticity, Images & Descriptions of Apollo 11 Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth. The third member of the mission, Michael Collins, piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth.

    Launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a Command Module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that landed back on Earth; a Service Module (SM), which supported the Command Module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a Lunar Module (LM) for landing on the Moon (which itself was composed of two parts). After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V's upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the Lunar Module and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. They stayed a total of about 21 1/2 hours on the lunar surface. After lifting off in the upper part of the Lunar Module and rejoining Collins in the Command Module, they returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24.

    Broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by the U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a speech before the U.S. Congress: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

    Please note these acrylics are smaller than our Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 Moonpans Acrylics

    Price: $325
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