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    Apollo 8 Flown Heat Shield Segments in Full Capsule-Shaped Acrylic Display from North American Rockwell. A 3" tall x 3.5" diameter conical display containing four charred segments of heat shield material flown on this landmark mission. The design on the top includes an Apollo 8 insignia and the text: "Apollo Flight/ First Manned Lunar/ Spacecraft 103/ 12-21-68 to 12-27-68/ Space Division/ North American Rockwell". On the bottom are three triangular-shaped foil segments that might possibly be flown Kapton. The text there reads: "Apollo/ 8/ Moon Mission/ Dec.21 thru Dec. 27/ 1968/ 1st Manned Spacecraft to/ Leave Earth Gravitation Field/ and Orbit Moon/ Re-Entry Speed 24,600 M.P.H./ Temp. of H/S Ablator 5000º/ 10 Orbits of Moon/ -North American Rockwell-". A rare piece, the first of this type we've come across. A small chunk of the acrylic has chipped off the top right of the capsule tip, otherwise very fine.

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    November, 2017
    10th Friday
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