Portion of Apollo 7 Heat Shield. In 1967, while the Apollo/Saturn command module was being tested for the first piloted mission, a disastrous fire took the lives of three astronauts. Following this tragedy, the Apollo command module underwent major modifications. Apollo 7 was the first true test of the redesigned command module, and it performed admirably. Offered here is a small "Souvenir Specimen from 1st manned Apollo spacecraft / Apollo 7 Command Module / 101. 10.8 days Oct 14th Thru 24th 1968." Measuring approximately .75 x 1.25", the specimen resembles a piece of partially burned wood and has been identified by Apollo 7 lunar module pilot Walter Cunningham as being part of a heat shield. Encased in Lucite to an approximate overall size of 2.25 x 1.75 x 1"; Lucite is slightly yellowed else fine.

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