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    Apollo 13 Command Module Flown Spacecraft Identification Plate Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Certified and Signed on the Base. A brass plate, 3.25" x 1.75" in size, mounted to a 10" x 5" x 0.75" marble desk set. The brass plate is engraved as follows:
    APOLLO XIII
    SPACECRAFT - 109
    PART NO. V36-000002-131
    CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL - USN
    MR. JOHN L. SWIGERT JR.
    MR. FRED W. HAISE
    LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 11, 1970

    When Rockwell manufactured the Apollo spacecraft, they attached to the interior structure three identical brass identification plates signifying spacecraft number and other key manufacturing information. Upon completion of the mission, it was a tradition for Rockwell to remove these plates during their post-flight inspection of the spacecraft for presentation back to the astronaut crewmembers as part of a specially built desk set. This is the flown Rockwell ID plate removed from the Apollo 13 Command Module (Spacecraft #9) and presented to Mission Commander James Lovell. Excellent condition, no pens present.

    On the marble base, James Lovell has written in silver: "From my personal collection. James Lovell".


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