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The answer to flip board #2. It reads

EVA (Extravehicular Activity) Handle

Four handles allowed Armstrong and Aldrin to make an emergency spacewalk from Eagle to Columbia if necessary.

Although the command module proper was fitted with four EVA handles, there was a fifth, collapsible EVA handle on the forward heat shield, which was installed over the Earth landing system. The forward heat shield was jettisoned during reentry and so is not displayed with Columbia.

Apollo 11 "What Is It?" at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 12:21:28 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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