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cosmos-walter
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Without official Apollo 11 and 15 covers for Smithsonian Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. 986 covers were flown to the Moon; 481 of those landed on the Moon:
  • 389 Sieger and Scott covers were vacuum packed and sealed in fireproof Teflon-coated fiberglass during Apollo 15.

  • As Charlie Duke explained in certificates, his 25 Al Bishop covers with Apollo 16 patch were exposed to the vacuum of space during three lunar EVAs.

    Initially he wanted to take three covers illustrated by William R. Hanson from New York just around the moon. However, two letters Charlie and Dottie Duke wrote son after the flight in 1972 prove, these three covers made it down to Descartes Highlands. I assume, they were exposed to the vacuum of space, too.

What about the 55 covers which landed on lunar surface with Apollo 14? Were they exposed to the vacuum of space?

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