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    Apollo 14 Command Module Flown Optics Handhold. Parts of spaceships and lunar modules are as rare as hen's teeth, but astronaut Stuart Roosa ended up with a piece of the Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk, and presented it to a friend as a gift. Offered here is the hand-grip to the optics panel on board the Kitty Hawk. Once Apollo 14 was in orbit around the Moon, Roosa was tasked with piloting the command module Kitty Hawk while Shepard and Mitchell boarded the lunar module Antares for a brief trip to the lunar surface. As noted in Roosa's letter of authenticity, "This optics hand hold was used on board the command module 'Kitty Hawk' on the Apollo 14 mission to Fra Mauro. This hand hold is to steady the command module pilot in the 'zero g' environment while he makes sightings through the optical system." The plastic encased hand hold measures approximately 7" x 1" and has been attached to a 10" x 6" wooden plaque with engraved plate. Very fine.

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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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