Apollo 11 Flown CM Kapton Foil Artifact #2
A genuine segment of Apollo 11 flown kapton foil from the Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia" and comes attached to a mission photograph of the American flag on the lunar surface.
This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece of Apollo 11 flown Command Module "Columbia" kapton foil. Kapton foil was part of the spacecrafts thermal protection subsystem and was applied in layers of 12, the purpose of which was to protect the crew and electronic systems from the solar radiation experienced in deep space. One side of the foil was gold and the exterior facing side was silver. During reentry into Earth's atmosphere much of this foil was burned away with the remains being stripped during post-flight operations and restoration.
- Segment of genuine Apollo 11 Command Module kapton foil
- Attached to an 8" x 8" Apollo 11 mission photograph of the American flag 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
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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