A 9 x 9 swatch of flown Beta cloth, with a 3″ mission emblem printed in the center, carried on board Apollo 10. Signed across the top in blue ballpoint, “This Apollo X Beta cloth crew patch was flown on board Command Module ‘Charlie Brown’ into lunar orbit. June 1969, Tom Stafford, Cdr., Apollo X,” and signed around the emblem in black ink by Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan. In fine condition. A visually striking piece from the very important ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Apollo 11 moon landing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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Seldom seen, fully intact flown EVA hand rail, flown to the moon and back aboard Apollo 10. Slightly curved aluminum hand rail measures 15″ long and still retains much of its silver Kapton foil covering. There are a pair of holes at each end for attaching the handle and one side also bears a small black NASA stamp. Accompanied by a photocopy of the original North American Rockwell Corporation Temporary Parts Removal tag completed in a technician’s hand, labeled at the top, “Top EVA Handle,” and listing that this comes from S/C 106. This hand rail was attached to the outside of the Command Module Charlie Brown and was exposed to the harshness of open space throughout its voyage between the earth and the moon. A scarcely offered artifact exposed to the rigors of space for over eight days. Provenance: Superior Galleries, October, 1999. RR Auction COA.