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    Apollo AS-201 Flown Large Heat Shield Segment in Acrylic Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. A section of ablative material removed from the CSM-009 heat shield, approximately 1.125" x 1" x 0.5", enclosed in a truncated space capsule-shaped display 3.75" x 3" x 1.75" in size. On the back is a paper label visible from the front printed with the text "Apollo Spacecraft S/C 009 ABLATOR/ 18000 mph reentry 26 Feb 66". On the back are felt tabs so this could be used as a paperweight. AS-201 was the first unmanned test flight of an entire Block I CSM with a Saturn IB launch vehicle. Only the second of these Heritage has offered. Age-toned, light wear, overall fine. This item was kept by Kraft in the west bookshelf of his office at home.

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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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