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Apollo 14 Flown Lunar Surface Safety Line
Apollo 14 Flown Lunar Surface Safety Line Back View
Apollo 14 Flown Lunar Surface Safety Line
Apollo 14 Flown LM Transfer Bag Swatch Closeup
This 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.

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