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Ex. Alan Bean
Skylab II (SL-3): Alan Bean's Flown Sunglasses Directly from His
Family Collection, with Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufactured by American Optical, 5½" size, 1-10 12K GF, with a
NASA part number of "SEB12100033-201" and serial number of "66"
printed on the right ear piece. To protect the astronaut's eyes
from the extremely bright sunlight that could enter the windows of
the spacecraft, each astronaut was provided with one pair of
sunglasses for the mission. The original case is not present; the
Texas State Optical case Bean kept them in is included. Some
expected wear. Fine.
Fifty-nine days in space
Included with this lot is a COA on Alan Bean's letterhead signed by daughter and Estate Executor Amy Sue Bean stating that these sunglasses flew on the mission and were in her father's possession until his death.
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