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Apollo 17

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                      17 Flown Parachute Swatch
Apollo 17
                      Command Module Descending On Main Parachutes
Apollo 17 Flown Parachute Swatch
Apollo 17 CM Descending On Main Parachutes
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                      17 Flown Parachute Swatch Close Up
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                      17 Splash Down
Close Up Of Apollo 17 Flown Parachute Swatch Apollo 17 Command Module America Splashdown
This artifact is a small swatch cut of one of the parachutes that was flown on the Apollo 17 mission.  These parachutes slowed the Apollo 17 command module America's descent after its reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.

 The swatch measures one half inch by one half inch and is affixed to a white three by five inch card.

The card is signed by Ronald Daugherty.  Mr. Daugherty was the founder and former director of the Challenger Society.   Mr Daugherty has signed the card and states, "
I authenticate this piece of fabric to be an actual piece of the parachute used on the Apollo 17 mission. This is a flown piece of material."


The Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum acquired this artifact from an eBay auction on June 7, 2000.

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