Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice



    Apollo 13 NASA Mustard Yellow Flight Jacket Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, with LOA. An iconic jacket as worn by Apollo-era astronauts with a 3" diameter NASA "meatball" patch sewn on the right breast and an empty 4" x 2" Velcro patch on the left. A zippered short jacket, mustard yellow (gold) in color, with white lining and black stretch trim at the neck, cuffs, and waistband. There are angled pockets with snap closures on each side and a zipper pocket with four pen-type slots on the upper left sleeve. The "Flite Gear by Port Echo" tag is sewn inside the left pocket. No size given, approximately 18.5" (across the shoulders) x 25". This was likely issued to Swigert upon his acceptance as an astronaut in 1966 and worn as he trained for his flight as an Apollo command module pilot which came suddenly three days before the launch of Apollo 13 (due to Ken Mattingly's exposure to German Measles). Rarely offered; perfect for display. Minor wear, great appearance.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, certifying "that this NASA pilot's mustard-colored flight jacket was personally owned by Jack Swigert" and that it comes directly from his estate.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 6,676

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on May 22, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 February 19 Americana & Political Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search