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    Skylab I (SL-2) Flown Pair of M509 Manned Maneuvering Bolts on Presentation Plaque from the Crew, Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Backup Pilot Bruce McCandless II. An 11" x 8" x 0.75" wooden plaque bearing an embroidered mission insignia patch and a pair of bolts along with an engraved plate that reads: "To Bruce McCandless. The Orville Wright of EVA Maneuvering Units, We Present These Launch Bolts From M509. We Cranked It Up, But Didn't Get To Pull The Chocks." Beneath are the facsimile signatures of Charles Conrad, Joe Kerwin, and Paul Weitz. Skylab I performed a number of experiments on McCandless's M509 Astronaut Maneuvering Equipment but it was years later (1984) before the later MMU was tested in space with an untethered EVA. Great item. Excellent.

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    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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