Apollo 15 40th Anniversary Medallion with Space Flown Metal
Superb Collectable Celebrating 40 Years of the Apollo Moonlandings.
The latest addition to the set released at the end of May.
We have stock in now from the U.S.
APOLLO 40th ANNIVERSARY MEDALLION - Contains metal flown to the moon on Apollo missions!
Historic First! This 1.75" diameter two-sided Medallion includes Apollo Flown Metal! On one side is the Apollo 15 mission insignia motif ,inscribed on this side is: APOLLO 40th ANNIVERSARY - OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE - THIS MEDALLION CONTAINS METAL FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO MISSIONS
On the opposite side is the Apollo 40 Years Logo. Inscribed on this side is: EXPLORING THE MOON, DISCOVERING EARTH - CELEBRATE APOLLO
Considering the real value of this historic medallion, the cost is significantly below what would be expected of a collectible such as this. Dimensionally rendered in nickel/silver. Includes a Circular Presentation Case.
Two sided Medallion is 1.75" in diameter
- Medallion contains Apollo flown metal that went to the moon!
- A Beautiful Silver / Sandblasted Finish
- Includes medallion case
The Apollo 15 mission was the first mission designed to explore the Moon over longer periods, greater ranges and with more instruments for the collection of scientific data than on previous missions. The mission included the introduction of a $40,000,000 lunar roving vehicle that reached a top speed of 16 kph (10 mph) across the Moon's surface.
The successful Apollo 15 lunar landing mission was the first in a series of three advanced missions planned for the Apollo program. The primary scientific objectives were to observe the lunar surface, survey and sample material and surface features in a preselected area of the Hadley-Apennine region, setup and activate surface experiments and conduct in-flight experiments and photographic tasks from lunar orbit.
A total of three moon walks occurred during Apollo 15 for a combined duration of 18 hours and 33 minutes. Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin completed the first of the extended lunar scientific expeditions dubbed the J-series.
Apollo 15 televised the first lunar liftoff and recorded a walk in deep space by Alfred Worden. The scientific payload taken to the Moon was double the previous missions.