Apollo Soyuz Test Project ASTP Flown Swatch of Kapton Polyimide Tape

Apollo Soyuz Test Project ASTP Flown Swatch of Kapton Polyimide Tape

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The affixed swatch is an actual piece of the US ASTP Command Module #111 which flew 136 orbits around the Earth from July 15-24, 1975.
This pressure-sensitive Kapton polyimide tape was part of the spacecraft’s thermal protection subsystem and was removed from the heat shield after splashdown.

ASTP flown swatch of Kapton Polyimide tapeis displayed in 3D frame. Size of the frame is 230 mm x 180 mm x 25 mm.

The Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was a joint endeavor of the United States and the Soviet Union in July 1975. The successful project resulted in the first international manned spaceflight rendezvous, docking, and crew interface.

It was the last Apollo mission ever flown.

The ASTP crew consisted of U.S. astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. “Deke”Slayton, Vance D. Brand, and Russian cosmonauts Alexei A. Leonov and Valery Kubasov.

The Apollo spacecraft was recovered in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1975 after traveling over 3.5 million miles during its nine-day mission.

The letter of authenticity will be issued based on by Ken L. Havekotte certificate. We will provide you with the copy of this certificate and photo of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project-touchdown in the Hawaiian Islands are on July 24, 1975.

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