DescriptionApollo 13 Flown Custom Communication Ear Plugs from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell. Two earplugs, one left and one right, custom molded to fit Lovell's ears for comfort during the long mission. One can only imagine the importance of the communications from Mission Control that Commander Lovell heard through these plugs as they struggled together to get this explosion-interrupted mission back to Earth safely. An unusual and interesting memento from this famous flight. Excellent condition.
This lot includes a signed Letter of Authenticity from Lovell on his letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that this set of ear plugs Especially designed for me, were part of the communication system aboard the Command Module during the Apollo 13 mission. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. These ear plugs are from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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