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Kapton Polymide Tape

Mission: Apollo 17
CM: America
LM: Challenger
  Crew: Eugene A. Cernan
Harrison H. Schmitt
Ronald E. Evans
Launch: December 7, 1972  
Landing: December 19, 1972  
Duration: 12 Days, 13 hours
74 hrs on the Moon
Comment: Last lunar landing of the Apollo Program

This swatch of pressure-sensitive Kapton polyimide tape was cut from America's thermal protection subsystem. Applied under the external ablator surface of the Command Module, the tape was used to shield the spacecraft from the extreme temperatures of space. Mission commander Eugene Cernan's corporation had these acrylics produced.

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