Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Apollo 8 Flown Heat Shield Ablative Panel Plug in Acrylic. A 1" long plug sealed with a photo of the Apollo 8 space capsule next to the North American Aviation employee who removed this plug and cards with the text: "Apollo 8 Lunar Orbit Mission Launched December 21, 1968 ½ Million Miles in 147 Hours, 11 Seconds" and "Ablative Panel Plug 4700° F at Entry". Very fine condition with some yellowing and mounting traces on the bottom.

    Included with this lot is a collectSPACE.com Statement of Provenance stating that this "...was formerly the property of Howard E. Spencer [who] worked for North American Aviation during the Apollo Program... As part of his responsibilities on the recovery team, Spencer was in direct contact with the Apollo 8 spacecraft aboard the primary recovery ship, the U.S.S. Yorktown."


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2009
    1st Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,401

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 11 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search