Apollo 9 Flown Kapton Foil & Moon Rock Lucite
A genuine segment of Apollo 9 flown Command Module kapton foil encased in lucite alongside a genuine NWA 10203 lunar meteorite.
Apollo 9 Space Flown Kapton Foil: The flown material contained within this lucite is Kapton Foil taken from the Apollo 9 Command Module ''Gumdrop'' after its return to Earth. Kapton Foil, silver-coloured on the front with a gold backing, was attached to the outside skin of Gumdrop in order to protect the fragile craft from the extreme environment of deep space. Because the foil was attached to the outside skin of Gumdrop, the 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.
- Overall Acrylic is 12cm x 7cm x 3cm
- Space flown kapton foil measures approx. 7mm
- Genuine moon rock weighs approx. 50-100mg
- Comes in a white gift box bearing the Apollo Program insignia
The space flown material came from the collection of NASA Production Control Engineer W.R. Whipkey. The foil was gifted to Whipkey in 1969 after being removed from the Command Module post-flight and it remained in his collection until sold to us.
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