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    Apollo Flown Panel Screws (Four) and Ablative Plugs (Five Complete) from the Estate of NASA Engineer Donald T. Hamilton, "Panel #13". From the person who wrote the "Postflight Testing of Command Modules" NASA Technical Note (photocopy included), here are rare flown relics he saved from the processing of one of the flown Apollo CMs. The items described below were placed in a ziplock bag and labeled "Panel #13" at the time of the teardown, testing, and examination of one of the flown Apollo command modules. Unfortunately, he did not label which mission. As follows:
    Panel Screws: Four NAS1623C Close Tolerance screws, National Aerospace Standard right hand screws used to secure access panels on the spacecraft.
    Ablative Plugs: Five complete (0.75" x 0.5") and five broken pieces (various sizes). These plugs were threaded into holes to cover the bolts that were used to secure various access panels around the exterior of the spacecraft.
    Since we cannot identify the spacecraft of which these were a part, they are being offered as is in the exact way we received them from the consignor at an attractive opening bid. Perfect for insertion into acrylic displays for resale. Fine. From the family collection of the late Donald T. Hamilton, a NASA engineer of 40+ years' service.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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