Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 2 1/2in. x 6in. (6.4 x 15.24cm)
This United States one dollar bill is a memento of Apollo 14. In February 1971, Apollo 14 achieved the third successful human lunar landing of the Apollo program. As part of the official process of certifying the flight, before human spaceflights, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) had the astronauts or others autograph dollar bills, witnessed by the NAA official for the flight (who sometimes also signed the bill). The bills were then placed aboard the spacecraft. After the mission, recovering the identifiable bills served "as the basis for certification of the identity of the astronauts on each of the flights." Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Ed Mitchell as well as two witnesses all signed the front of this bill.
The NASA Johnson Space Center transferred this bill to the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center