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    Apollo 8 Flown Heat Shield Ablator Material in Display. A 0.5" x 0.75" x 0.5" partial plug sealed with a printed plate into a 2.25" x 1.375" x 1.375" block of Lucite or a similar material. The plate imparts the following information: "Apollo 8 December 1968/ Around The Moon/ Crew: F. Borman/ J. A. Lovell, Jr./ W. A. Anders/ Piece of Aft Ablator/ Material From Spacecraft 103" (part of the "3" is missing). This ablative material protected the spacecraft against the intense heat of reentry. Apollo 8 was man's first trip to another celestial body, December 21-27, 1968. Fine condition with a bit of yellowing and some light surface scratches.

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