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    Apollo 13 Flown Beta Cloth Mission Insignia in Framed Display, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed and Certified, with Signed COA. A swatch of Beta cloth bearing the dramatic and colorful mission insignia depicting three horses flying across space with the Latin slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" (from the moon, knowledge). Lovell has signed beneath: "On board the Apollo 13 Spacecraft 11-17 April 1970/ James Lovell". It is creatively matted and framed to an overall 17" x 26" with an attractively-toned silver Apollo 13 Franklin Mint medal and an engraved plate. Excellent display remembering a near-tragic event in our space program. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Certificate of Authenticity from Novaspace signed by Lovell stating, in full: "This Apollo 13 crew patch was flown aboard the command module Odyssey during its perilous journey around the Moon on April 11-17, 1970. The patch is silk screened on fireproof Beta cloth, the same material used for the outer layer of the Apollo spacesuit. It is identical to the patches sewn on our crew's spacesuits. The patches were vacuum packed and stowed aboard Odyssey as part of the Commander's Personal Preference Kit, and located in pouch part #SEB32100025-301 serial number 1016. I hereby certify the authenticity of this flown beta cloth patch."


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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