Apollo 13 almost turned into a disaster when an oxygen tank exploded and forced the crew to abort the lunar landing mission goal, fly around the moon and return safely back to earth. James Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert proved the effectiveness of the crew training along with ground personnel.
Acrylic block containing a flown piece of Kapton and heatshield flown to the moon on Apollo 13
Made in Germany - the best acrylics on the market
Made out of the most advanced acrylic available on the market today - Plexid 55 - these are ultraclear with no discoloration over time. Unlike other privately made acrylics or lucites these are real blocks, not cheaply glued or screwed together. Each block is about 5''x3''x1'' in size - perfect for any office table or even flat down in a cabinet.
The flown Kapton foil is originally from the collection of William Whipkey, NASA JSC head of machine shop and the heatshield is from the collection of Dick Williamson/NASA who personally removed the original plug from the spacecraft "Odyssey".
Only 30 such acrylics were made and each comes with a COA and documentation about the background of the artifacts.
+++ NO DISCOUNTS ACCEPTED ON THIS ACRYLIC +++
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