|Space - Aerospace|
|Realisation Price||1,550.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Aerospace - Apollo 13 / Lot 996
Apollo 13: X-Large Segment of Flown Thermal Mylar Film Coating, "Kapton Foil" Apollo 13: Flown Thermal Mylar Film Coating, One X-Large "Kapton" Foil Segment (officially GT-131 Thermal Control Coating Laminate) from the aborted Apollo 13 Mission taken from the Command Module, "Odyssey" which in April, 1970 carried Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise into space. The mission resulted in one of the most dramatic and greatest triumphs for NASA in getting the men back safely after an oxygen tank explosion two days into their flight to the moon. The mylar film coating provided thermal protection for the Command Module. Once returned to Earth, thermal coating was removed from the spacecraft and very often used for presentation purposes, usually entombed in lucite. Impressive segment at 10 x 3" with heat stress and buckling clearly apparent on both. Comes with exceptional provenance and a COA that is distinctly different from the Apollo 11 Certificates. Each Apollo 13 COA has an image of the North American Rockwell Corporation - Space Division Temporary Parts Removal Tag clearly stating "Crew Compartment Heat Shield Mylar, C/M 109" from which these were a part as well as an image of the fragment.