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    Apollo 11 Command Module Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Signed by and from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Gene Cernan. A 0.625" x 0.5" ablative plug encased in a transparent Lucite cylinder, 2.375" diameter x 1", with "APOLLO 11/ JULY 16-24, 1969" engraved on the bottom. This was removed from the Command Module Columbia after its return to earth. Cernan has signed diagonally along the top surface: "Gene Cernan Apollo XVII". Very fine condition with some light surface scratching.

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    October, 2008
    7th Tuesday
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