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This amazing 1 inch section of safety line was originally part of a 100ft long cord intended to be used in the event of an emergency on the lunar surface by Astronauts Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard. For instance, should one of the two astronauts become stuck in a crater, the safety line could be lowered to them so that they can pull themselves up. The safety line was stored in the MET (Modularized Equipment Transporter) during both lunar surface EVAs.
ABOUT THIS APOLLO 14 BETA CLOTH:
After the mission, the safety line was cut into 1 inch segments and mounted within the 3.5'' x 2.5'' presentation cards as displayed in this presentation. These awards were originally given to Kennedy Space Center staff as gifts of appreciated for their work on the mission. The 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."