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Kapton Polymide Tape

Mission: Apollo 11
CM: Columbia
LM: Eagle
  Crew: Neil A. Armstrong
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Michael Collins
Launch: July 16, 1969  
Landing: July 24, 1969  
Duration: 8 Days, 3 hours
22 hrs on the Moon
Comment: First manned lunar landing

This swatch of pressure-sensitive Kapton polyimide tape was cut from Columbia's thermal protection subsystem by a North American Apollo recovery team member. Applied over the external ablator surface of the Command Module, the tape was coated with aluminum and oxidized silicon monoxide to shield the spacecraft from the temperatures of outer space.

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