Apollo 15 Flown Moonstone

  • This fascinating moonstone was flown on the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in July of 1971
  • American astronaut James Irwin carried it with him as he walked across the lunar surface
  • Flown objects, especially ones that have been on the lunar surface, are highly coveted by collectors
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Item No. 31-1180

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A fascinating piece of United States history, this moonstone flew with the American astronaut James Irwin on the July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 mission, the fourth successful moon landing in NASA history. It represents an important moment of space exploration, having been carried by Irwin on the Endeavor during its 12-day mission to the mountains of the moon. Irwin, along with his crew member Dave Scott, spent a total of three days on the lunar surface — then the longest time ever spent on the moon — and they were also the first to use a Lunar Roving Vehicle. The historic moment was one of the most important in NASA history, and artifacts from the event are exceptionally rare.

Astronauts are limited in what personal items they can bring on spaceflights due to strict weight restrictions, and this stone is one of the few items Irwin chose to carry. Today, items that have left earth and traveled to space are highly coveted among collectors and space enthusiasts. To find a moonstone that has actually seen the surface of the moon is an extraordinary treasure.

Moonstone: 1 7/8" wide x 1/8" deep x 1 7/8" high
Frame: 17" high x 16 5/8" wide
Apollo 15 Flown Moonstone
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Historical Memorabilia
Depth: 1.5 Inches
Width: 16.63 Inches
Height: 17.0 Inches

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