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Apollo 15 Flown Kapton Foil & Moon Rock Acrylic

Apollo 15 Command Module Flown Kapton Foil & NWA 10203 Moon Rock Mini Lucite.

Encapsulated inside a small (4.75 x 2.75 inch) acrylic

Comes with COA booklet and presentation box

PRICE - $295

Apollo 15 Flown Kapton Foil:The flown material contained within this lucite is Kapton Foil taken from the Apollo 15 Command Module ''Endeavour'' 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 15

    Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.

    The mission began on July 26, 1971, and ended on August 7. At the time, NASA called it the most successful manned flight ever achieved.

    Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin spent three days on the Moon, including 18 hours outside the spacecraft on lunar extra-vehicular activity (EVA). The mission landed near Hadley rille, in an area of the Mare Imbrium called Palus Putredinus (Marsh of Decay). The crew explored the area using the first lunar rover, which allowed them to travel much farther from the Lunar Module (LM) than had been possible on missions without the rover. They collected 77 kilograms (170 lb) of lunar surface material. At the same time, Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden orbited the Moon, using a Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) in the Service Module (SM) to study the lunar surface and environment in great detail with a panoramic camera, a gamma-ray spectrometer, a mapping camera, a laser altimeter, a mass spectrometer, and a lunar sub-satellite deployed at the end of Apollo 15's stay in lunar orbit (an Apollo program first).

    The mission successfully accomplished its objectives, but was marred by negative publicity that accompanied disclosure of the crew carrying unauthorized postage stamps which they had planned to sell after their return. Ironically, this mission was one of very few that had been honored with the issue of a commemorative US stamp, with this first use of a lunar rover happening one decade after the first Mercury astronaut launch.

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

    Price: $295
    Rear Side




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