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Ex. John YoungApollo 16 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Directly from the John W. Young Collection, with Letter of Certification. A large, round plug, 1.25" diameter x 2" long, encased in a 3" diameter x 2.5" tall Lucite cylinder with "APOLLO 16/ APRIL 16-27, 1972" engraved on the bottom. The number "54" has been engraved into the bottom surface of the plug; the top surface exhibits the expected scorching from reentry. This plug was removed from the Command Module Casper after its return to earth. This is the first of these Heritage has offered in more than ten years. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed by Young's widow, Susy Young. It reads, in full: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 Heat Shield in Lucite, marked #54, was flown to the Moon aboard Apollo 16. It has been a part of John W. Young's personal collection since returning from the mission."
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