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    Apollo 9 Flown PLSS Air Filter Crystals Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. Approximately eighteen tiny (2-5mm long) granules of activated carbon that were removed from Schweickart's Portable Life Support System's air filter. His March 6, 1969, EVA was the first (and only) time the PLSS was tested before a lunar landing. Schweickart has signed on the plastic petri dish: "Carbon/ Crystals From/ My PLSS Air Filter/ Rusty Schweickart". An historic relic of the first use of this important and necessary piece of equipment. Included with this lot is a printed copy of a NASA schematic diagram (PLSS100) showing the operation of the PLSS. Excellent condition with a piece of transparent tape holding the container together.

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    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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