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    Apollo 13 Flown Official Gold Astronaut Wives Pin, obtained by Gerald Carr for his wife, Joann. Before Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise left Earth with the Apollo 13 mission, he asked astronaut and Lunar Rover developer Gerald Carr to look after his family should he not return. Haise included this pin in his Personal Preference Kit (PPK) during this harrowing mission which was aborted following an oxygen-tank explosion that damaged the craft's Command and Service Module. The lunar landing was scrubbed, and the crew used the Lunar Mobile as a "lifeboat" until they could safely return to Earth. The design of the wives pin was based on the lapel pin made for the astronauts. Fine. From the collection of Joann Carr, who has provided a handwritten Letter of Certification verifying its provenance. Also included is a second signed letter, from Fred W. Haise to Mrs. Carr, describing his relationship with Gerald Carr and the provenance of the pin.

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