Apollo 12 Flown Command Module Kapton Foil Artifact

Apollo 12 Flown Command Module Kapton Foil Artifact

This genuine segment of flown kapton foil from the Apollo 12 Command Module "Yankee Clipper" comes attached to a mission photograph of Commander Pete Conrad with the American flag on the lunar surface.

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Archive Id AP12-01-21


This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece of Apollo 12 flown Command Module "Yankee Clipper" kapton foil. The pressure-sensitive kapton foil, gold on one side and silver on the other, was part of the spacecraft thermal protection subsystem. The purpose of the foil was to protect the crew and electronic systems from the solar radiation experienced in deep space. 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 12 Command Module kapton foil
  • Attached to an 8"x10" Apollo 12 mission photograph of Pete Conrad and the American flag on the lunar surface
  • Includes certificate of authenticity with holographic logo and company stamp
  • Comes sealed in a clear protective 8"x10" toploader

Authentication Information:

The space flown material came from the collection of MSC Lunar Receiving Lab photographic technician Terry Slezak. Slezak was famously known for being quarantined along with the Apollo 11 crew after coming into contact with moon dust while removing the plastic seal from Magazine "S", one of the 70mm magazines taken during Apollo 11 EVA. The exterior of the cassette displayed traces of a black powdery substance, this being traced back to a moment during the mission where Neil Armstrong reported that he had retrieved a 70mm cassette that had dropped to the Lunar surface.

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