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Eugene A. Cernan "High Flight" poem

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 68, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSP 149

Scope and Contents

Copy of "High Flight" poem by John Gillespie Magee Jr., affixed to board. The poem was taken by Eugene A. Cernan on Apollo 10's mission to the moon, May 18 - 26, 1969. It is inscribed by Cernan; "To Mitch Simmons - So as never to forget we took this copy of High Flight to the moon on Apollo X 18-26 May 1969.  You above all can appreciate it's significance, Sincerely Gene Cernan."

The letter of authenticity was signed by Cernan on August 25, 2010 and is housed with the poem.


  • circa 1969


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright remains with the poet.


2.00 items


The letter of authenticity is housed with the poem in an archival folder.

Physical Access Information

The inscription on the poem is beginning to fade.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Stephanie Konitz, December 8, 2010

Processing Information

The poem and letter of authenticity have been placed in mylar sleeves and are housed in an archival folder, within a flat file for preservation purposes.
Eugene A. Cernan "High Flight" poem
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Mary A. Sego
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States