Apollo 11 Flown CM Kapton Foil Artifact #1

A genuine segment of Apollo 11 flown kapton foil from the Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia" and comes attached to a mission photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface.

Archive Id AP11-2-19


This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece of Apollo 11 flown Command Module "Columbia" kapton foil. The spacecraft which carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the Moon was known as the ''Command Module'', and bore the symbolic name Columbia. To protect the fragile craft from the extreme environment of deep space, 12 thin layers of material know as Kapton Foil, silver-coloured on the front with a gold backing, was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia. Because the foil was attached to the outside skin of the Columbia, the silver-coloured side was directly exposed to deep space.

Product Information:

  • Segment of genuine Apollo 11 Command Module kapton foil
  • Attached to an 8" x 8" Apollo 11 mission photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface
  • Printed on original glossy Fuji Crystal Archive Supreme® paper (226µ, 238 gr/m²)
  • Includes certificate of authenticity with holographic logo and company stamp
  • Comes sealed in a clear protective 8" x 10" toploader

Authentication Information:

The space flown material came from the collection of Rockwell Space Division veteran post-flight and safety recovery crew member O.W. Nasse. The material was removed from the Command Module "Columbia" external conical heat shield after splashdown.

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