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    Flown on two Apollo missions!

    Apollo 9 and Apollo 15 Flown Couch Handles with Rockwell Parts Removal Tag, Presented to and Directly from the Personal Collection of Apollo 9 Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. Two green metal parts, one 4.5" x 1.5" x 1.625" overall, the other 1.25" x 0.75" x 1.125". Both are mounted to a 9" x 6" wooden plaque with an engraved plate bearing the following text: "These couch handles were a functional part/ of the Command Modules Gumdrop during Apollo/ 9, March 2-13, 1969 and Endeavour during/ Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, Apollo Year 3./ Presented by the crew of Apollo 15 to:/ Rusty Schweickart". Mounted under a piece of glass on the verso is a yellow North American Rockwell "Temporary Parts Removal Tag" for this assembly giving a Part Number of "V36-000002-161" and a Serial Number of "S/C 112", dated August 20, 1971. A rarely seen item, these parts flew on both the first manned test of the lunar module in 1969 and then again on a trip to the moon and back aboard Apollo 15 in 1971. Schweickart has signed on the plaque: "Flown on Both Apollo 9 & 15/ Rusty/ Schweickart". The glue holding the parts to the plaque has dried out; there should be no problem re-gluing them onto the plaque. Otherwise, excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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