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    Apollo 4 Command Module Flown Heat Shield Fragment in Lucite Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Gene Cernan. This is a massive chunk of the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft heat shield, 4.5" x 1.8725" x 1" in size, encapsulated in Lucite, 5" x 2.25" x 1.5" in size, with an engraved plate, reading in part: "Souvenir Specimen from Apollo 4 Big Shot Spacecraft 017 C/M Aft Heatshield... November 9, 1967". Apollo 4 was the first unmanned flight of the Saturn V rocket. It carried two payloads: CSM-107, a production model of the spacecraft that would carry the astronauts to the moon; and LTA-10R, a model of the lunar module. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a Novaspace Certificate of Authenticity signed by Cernan stating, in part: "This item is from my personal collection of memorabilia from my career as a NASA astronaut..."


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    April, 2009
    1st Wednesday
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