14 Flown Lunar Surface Safety Line
14 Flown LM Transfer Bag Swatch Closeup
artifact is a presentation of a portion of a lunar surface safety
line. After the Apollo 14 mission the safety was cut up into
swatches and presented to workers who helped with the Apollo 14 mission.
The front of the presentation card reads : "Presented in Appreciation of your role in
Apollo 14's success. This small portion of the lunar surface
safety line was carried by the astronauts on the Moon's surface
February 5-6, 1971. Apollo 14 Jan. 13- Feb. 9, 1971.
Edgar D. Mitchell, Stuart A. Roosa, Alan B. Shepard, Jr."
The back side of the card reads "National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, John F. Kennedy Space Center,
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899, John F. McInerny, Jr."
This artifact was placed for auction in the April 1, 2006 Aurora Space
& Aviation Memorabilia Auction.
The description in the auction catalog stated: "Lot 544 Flown Lunar
Safety Line (1 x .25") affixed and laminated to a card that reads, in
part: "... this small portion of the lunar surface safety line was
carried by the astronauts on the Moon's surface February 5-6, 1971."
Flown in Space? YES"
The Earth To
The Moon Air & Space Museum
acquired this artifact from the Aurora auction.