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    Apollo 13 Flown Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed, with Signed LOA. This dramatic and colorful mission insignia depicts three horses flying across space with the Latin slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" (from the moon, knowledge). It has been professionally double-matted to 9" x 9". Lovell has signed on the cloth below the insignia: "James Lovell". On the verso is attached a printed statement from Lovell, in part: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 13 insignia was flown on board the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey during it's perilous flight around the moon April 11-17, 1970. It was one of 450 patches listed in the Commander's Personal Preference Kit and located in pouch part number SEB32100025-301, serial number 1016..."

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 13 beta cloth patch was on board the Apollo 13 spacecraft. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. This patch was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    18th Thursday
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