state flag was flown to the Moon with the crew
of Apollo 11.
The flag and certificate have been signed by
Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot Michael
Collins. On the flag Collins inscribed "Carried to the
Moon aboard Apollo XI, Michael Collins".
This flag was in personal collection of
Michael Collins until it was placed up for
auction on April 24th, 2004. In
the the Aurora Galleries Space &
Aviation Memorabilia Auction Auction this flag
was lot number 251.
The description in the auction catalog stated,
"Texas" State Flag (6x4). This red, white,
and blue silk flag has been notated "Carried
to the Moon aboard Apollo XI, Michael
Collins" at the top.
Also included is a multicolor NASA
certificate of authenticity (10x12") that
reads: "This flag traveled to the moon with
Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing,
July 20, 1969".
The certificate has been hand signed
"Michael Collins" below the multicolor
Apollo 11 crew patch in the center.
Striking and quite rare. Ex: the astronaut
Michael Collins collection. FLOWN? Yes'
The Earth To The Moon Air & Space
Museum acquired this artifact from the Aurora