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    Ex. Jack Swigert

    Apollo 13 Flown American Flag on a Crew-Signed Certificate, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, with Letter of Authenticity Signed by His Niece. This 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. flag has been lightly mounted to a heavy 10" x 12" certificate with the following printed statement: "This flag was on board Apollo XIII during its flight and emergency return to Earth/ APOLLO XIII/ April 11-17, 1970/ Lowell - Swigert - Haise". The certificate bears the signatures of all three crewmembers- "James Lovell", "Jack Swigert", and "Fred Haise" just above the mission insignia. Because Apollo 13 followed a free-return trajectory, its altitude over the far side of the moon was about sixty miles higher than any other Apollo mission. This absolute altitude record for a manned spacecraft has never been broken, so you will not find an American flag that has flown farther from the earth than this one. Light wear and soiling to certificate, flag exhibits only minor glue bleedthrough. Very fine.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jeaneen Spinelli on Nate D. Sanders Auctions letterhead stating, in part: "I certify that this United States flag affixed to a NASA certificate and signed by all three astronauts was flown aboard the Apollo 13 mission..."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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