One Dollar Bill, Apollo 17

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This United States one dollar bill is one of four U.S. dollar bills that were carried on the Apollo 17 mission. Apollo 17, which flew in December 1972, was the last human spaceflight to the Moon. The bill is signed by Chuck Tibbits of the NAA and Carl R. Huss, who was a NASA mission planner during the Apollo Program. This memento of the historic last human landing on the Moon was part of the official process of certifying the flight.

As a part of certifying human spaceflights, the NAA had signed dollar bills 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."

NASA Headquarters transferred this bill to the National Air and Space Museum in 1978.