[APOLLO 16]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 16. LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG
Directly from the Personal Collection of John Young, Mission Commander of Apollo 16, via his Estate
DIRECTLY FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG, MISSION COMMANDER OF APOLLO 16, VIA HIS ESTATE
FLOWN ON APOLLO 16
LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG
FLOWN cloth United Nations flag, 7½ by 11¾ inches, depicting the U.N. emblem, a polar projection world map surrounded by olive branches, affixed with a tamper-proof label numbered 1733292; previously folded as expected. With a Typed Letter Signed by John Young's widow, Susy Young, on their personal letterhead.
This flag flew aboard Apollo 16 from 16-27 April 1972, and stayed on the Command Module with Ken Mattingly in lunar orbit while John Young and Charlie Duke flew to the surface of the moon on the Lunar Module Orion.
Susy Young's provenance letter reads, in full: "I hereby certify that the flag of the UNITED NATIONS that accompanies this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been part of John W. Young's personal collection since returning from the mission. The flag has a holographic tamper-proof label attached, #1733292, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."