Apollo 10 Flown CM Kapton Foil Artifact

A genuine segment of Apollo 10 flown kapton foil from the Apollo 10 Command Module "Charlie Brown" and comes attached to a mission photograph of the Lunar Module ascending from the Moon.

Archive Id AP10-2-19


This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece of Apollo 10 flown Command Module "Charlie Brown" kapton foil. Kapton foil coated the exterior of the spacecraft in order to protect the crew and electronic systems from the solar radiation experienced in deep space. The coated kapton foil was applied in 12 layers and was gold on one side and silver on the other. During reentry into Earth's atmosphere much of this foil was burned away with the remains being stripped during post-flight operations and restoration.

Product Information:

  • Segment of genuine Apollo 10 Command Module kapton foil
  • Attached to an 8" x 8" Apollo 10 mission photograph of the Lunar Module ascending from the Moon
  • 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 within this presentation came from the collection of North American Aviation (Rockwell International) Space Division employee Jerald B. Wilken, who recovered it during post-flight operations. Jerry Wilken worked as an Associate Test Engineer in 1962 and went on to be a Test Conductor for Apollo post-flight operations from 1967 through to 1969.

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