DescriptionApollo 13 Flown Largest-Size Wisconsin State Flag Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. An 18" x 12" cloth flag that flew with Lovell, Swigert, and Haise aboard the Apollo 13 mission. Signed neatly in silver ink in lower area: "Wisconsin State Flag Flown onboard Apollo 13 Around Moon/ April 1970/ James Lovell/ Apollo 13 CDR". James Lovell grew up in Wisconsin, graduating from high school in Milwaukee and attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The zip-top plastic bag in which this has been stored is included; Lovell has written on an attached label: "Wisconsin State Flag Flown on Apollo 13 (Large)". Folded multiple times, otherwise excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that this Wisconsin Flag was on board the Apollo 13 spacecraft. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. This flag was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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