Apollo 9 Flown RHC with Parts Removal tag.

    Apollo 9 Flown Command Module Rotational Hand Controller Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. An aluminum handle with a black "trigger" and indented finger grips, approximately 4.5" tall x 2.5" x 2.75" (at the base). Printed on the bottom are the numbers "10022865-101" and "SN 157507". This was mounted in the Apollo 9's Command Module Gumdrop and was used for manual control of the spacecraft across any of the three axes- pitch, roll, and yaw. It was removed after the successful mission and presented to LMP Rusty Schweickart who has written along one side: "Rotational Hand Controller/ Flown on the Apollo 9 CM/ Rusty Schweickart". Still attached with a metal clasp is the important yellow cardboard Rockwell "Temporary Parts Removal Tag," 2.75" x 5.75", partly printed and filled in by hand in red and black ink. The information presented on the tag is as follows: "Hand Controller Handle R.H./ Part Number 10022865-101/ Serial Number 157507/ Authority TPS 019/ Removal # 155/ Identity of Next Assembly/ Model Number V36-3/ Part Number V36-000002/ Serial Number PFT 104/ Mark for Shipment of: Removal From Controller S?N Bak 10028 1048/ Inspector 3/31/9 [between two inspector stamps]" An extremely rare, important, and desirable piece of flown Apollo hardware, seldom offered. Excellent condition.

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    November, 2011
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