Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Apollo 9 Lunar Module Flown Insulating Foil Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, Signed and Certified. A 2.75" diameter truncated Lucite cylinder, 3.25" tall overall. Enclosed inside is a triangular piece of Kapton foil, approximately 1.375" in size across the base, and a color mission insignia for Apollo 9. On the bottom of the mission insignia is the text: "2009/ Space/ Artifact/ Series/ This insulation was removed from the top hatch/ of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module Spider by astronaut/ Rusty Schweickart as he prepared the craft to be/ jettisoned while in Earth's orbit. Apollo 9 flew the first/ manned flight of the LM from March 3-13, 1969,/ bringing man closer to landing on the Moon./ This artifact is from the personal collection of/ [facsimile signature]/ Russell L. Schweickart/ Created exclusively by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation". Schweickart has signed on the back: "From my personal collection/ Rusty Schweickart". Pristine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 652

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $327,896