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Apollo Capsule Signed by Charlie Duke

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Product Number: 735196p
Apollo 16 (April 16 – April 27, 1972) was launched from John F. Kennedy Space Center and was the fifth manned lunar landing mission. The crew consisted of John W. Young as spacecraft commander, Ken Mattingly as command module pilot, and Charlie Duke as lunar module pilot. Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region of the rugged lunar highlands. Duke commenced the record setting lunar surface stay of 71 hours and 14 minutes by maneuvering the lunar module Orion to a landing on the rough Cayley Plains.

This model is personally signed by Charles Moss Duke, Jr., a retired USAF Brigadier General, he was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA. Duke served as a member of support crew for Apollo 10, served as Backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 13 and 17, and served as capcom for Apollo 11 where his distinctive southern drawl became familiar to viewers around the world. He is one of only twelve men who have walked on the moon. In the 1998 miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" Charlie Duke was portrayed by J. Downing. It was Charles Duke who left a plastic-encased photo portrait of his family on the moon. This signed capsule will have these other inclusions: specialized packaging - a Museum Quality Case ; a Signature Plate ;a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) ; a portfolio about the item.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 12"W x 6"H
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