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This genuine piece of spaceflight history is part of our exclusive "Space Collector's Series". This booster pack contains a genuine micro fragment (approx. 2mm) of Apollo 16 Command Module "Casper" flown kapton foil.
Kapton foil, with one side silver and the other gold, protected the Command Module from the extreme radiation of deep space. It is a common misconception that the gold side of the foil was directly exposed to deep space, it was in fact the silver side which was directly exposed to deep space with the gold side facing inward toward the spacecraft.
Also included in this booster pack is a collectible authenticity & information card, as well as an acrylic display disc to hold your historic piece of space flown memorabilia.
Booster Pack Includes:
Apollo 16 Command Module Flown Kapton Foil
Collectible Authenticity & Information Card
4cm Circular Acrylic Display Case
How do we know the material is genuine?
When the Command Modules were returned to North American Aviation (which later became Rockwell) in Downey, California, they were decommissioned/decontaminated. As part of this process all of the kapton foil was stripped from the spacecraft and most of it ended up being discarded - this is why when you see a Command Module in a museum it is bare. Some of the NAA/Rockwell employees who worked on the decom and rescue teams however had the frame of mind to keep some of this material as a souvenir. It wasn't until much later that they realised this material had monetary value and so over time pieces have come up for sale either directly from ex-employees and even astronauts themselves, as well as specialist space auctions.
Space Collector's Series
Our exclusive Space Collector's Series brings you genuine material which has been flown in space either aboard or as part of a NASA spacecraft, such as the Apollo Command Module, Space Shuttle and more.
Each piece of flown material is guaranteed as authentic and is accompanied by a high-quality, collectible authenticity & information card, as well as an acrylic display disc bearing the mission insignia and statement of authenticity on the reverse. The collectible card is made from 350 gsm glossy art paper and is coated in high-quality cellophane for protection. Your booster pack will also arrive in a biodegradable, compostable sealed bag (because in this day and age we can have nice things and keep our planet clean and safe at the same time).
Through this wonderful collectors series you will be able to collect, study and enjoy owning genuine spaceflight history. So why not start your journey in owning genuine space flown material from some of NASA's most iconic spacecraft today?
Take your space enthusiasm to the next level and collect the whole series!
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