Apollo 13: Collection of Three Flown Artifacts, One Crew-Signed. As follows. (1) An Apollo 13 Mission Aborted and Splashdown official commemorative cover with a color cachet from the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. Cancelled at Houston on April 13, 1970, the date of the onboard explosion that caused the abortion of the lunar landing, and also on April 17, 1970, the date of their safe splashdown (as the world breathed a collective sigh of relief). Attached to the cover is a 0.5" square piece of the Apollo 13 flown parachute. This edition was limited to thirteen covers of which this is numbered eight. Very fine condition. (2) A 1" square piece of flown seat fabric from the Apollo 13 Command Module Odyssey mounted to a 6" x 8.25" certificate inscribed to "A. J. Maynard" and signed by the crew: "James Lovell", "Jack Swigert" (1931-1982), and "Fred Haise", enclosed in a folder picturing the three horses from the mission insignia on the front. Very fine condition. (3) A 6.5" x 4.75" trimmed and enlarged facsimile of the above certificate with no seat cover material but rather a 0.75" square piece of the flown "gold foil heat shield material from Apollo 13 Spacecraft 'Odyssey'" attached. Certified on the verso by A. J. Maynard, supervisor of Heat Shield Installations at North American Rockwell. Very fine condition. This item is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from RRAuction covering the last two items.

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