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    Apollo 9 Flown PLSS Air Filter Crystals Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. Approximately fifteen tiny (2-5mm long) granules of activated carbon that were removed from Schweickart's Portable Life Support System's air filter. His March 6, 1969, EVA was the first (and only) time the PLSS was tested before a lunar landing. Schweickart has signed on the plastic petri dish: "Carbon/ Crystals/ From My PLSS/ Air Filter/ Rusty Schweickart". An historic relic of the first use of this important and necessary piece of equipment. Included with this lot is a printed copy of a NASA schematic diagram (PLSS100) showing the operation of the PLSS. A piece of transparent tape holds the container together. Very fine.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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