Apollo 13 Flown Heatshield Fragment
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 crewtraining along with ground personel. Also first time an astronaut (Ken Mattingly) was replaced by his backup Jack Swigert shortly before launch. This Spaceflori presentation bears a flown piece heatshield from the Command Module "Odyssey" flown around the moon.The source of the heatshield is William Witte, NASA engineer for ablative heatshield at that time. He kept a collection of flown heatshield fragments from each mission.It comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Your presentation package includes :
- 8x10 color glossy presentation - ready to mat and frame
- Flown heatshield fragment from the CM "Odyssey"
- Certificate of authenticity
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