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NASA space-flown Gemini and Apollo medallions
NASA space-flown Apollo medallions were mission-specific commemorative medallions which were approved by NASA and carried aboard the mission spacecraft into orbit. Apollo 14 (January 31, 1971 – February 9, 1971) was the eighth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program and the third to land on the Moon. While Commander Alan Shepard and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell landed, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa remained in lunar orbit, performing scientific experiments and photographing the Moon, including the landing site of the future Apollo 16 mission.

The medallions were struck by the Robbins Company in sterling silver and ordered by the mission crew as a personal memento of their flight; they were often taken to the lunar surface in the landing module. A total of over 3,000 Robbins medallions were flown into space across the 12 crewed flights of the Apollo program.Photograph credit: Heritage Auctions; commissioned by the NASA astronaut office

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