DescriptionApollo 13 Flown Lunar Module Wiring Segment Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise, with Signed LOA. A 1.375" long segment of 0.75" diameter coiled, clear-coated copper wire, a portion of a wiring harness from an overhead spotlight in the Lunar Module Aquarius. This near-disastrous flight was intended to be the third in a series of manned moon landing missions. An oxygen tank explosion in the service module forced the cancellation of the lunar landing and nearly cost the crew of James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise their lives. They were able to use the lunar module as a "lifeboat" before jettisoning it prior to landing safely back on Earth in the command module. This wire was in that same LM during the long flight supplying power to one of the overhead lights. This lamp wire was cut away just prior to jettisoning the lunar module; James Lovell has said the he remembers Haise removing it as they were on their way through the hatch. A great item. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Haise on his letterhead stating, in part: "I hereby warrant and certify that the accompanying segment of spacecraft wiring was acquired from LM-7 'Aquarius' during the aborted Apollo 13 Mission flown April 11-17, 1970. This wire segment was a portion of the harness serving power to the overhead floodlight assembly in LM-7..."
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