DescriptionApollo 8 Flown Flashlight from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell. A heavy, brass-milled two-cell flashlight, 5" in length and with a maximum diameter of 1". The original batteries are still inside. The filament in the bulb appears to be intact. It has a part number of "ACR FA 5", a serial number of "1060", and a date of manufacture of "7-68" as printed on the barrel. "On" and "Off" are printed near the head and a piece of Velcro is attached at the top near the lens. This personal penlight accompanied the crew of Apollo 8 on its landmark trip into lunar orbit; they were the first men to see the "dark" side of the moon. Very fine condition.
This lot includes a signed Letter of Authenticity from Lovell on his letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that this flashlight was on board Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was the first journey to the moon in December, 1968. This flashlight is from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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