DescriptionApollo 16 Command Module Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Signed. A large, round plug, 1.375" diameter x 2" long, encased in a 3.75" diameter x 3.25" tall Lucite cylinder with "APOLLO 16/ April 16-27, 1972" engraved on the bottom. The number "23" has been engraved into the bottom surface of the plug; the top surface exhibits the expected scorching from reentry. This plug was removed from the Command Module Casper after its return to earth. Excellent condition and an impressive space-flown display item.
On the top surface, John Young has signed his name.
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