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    Apollo 9 Flown Eye Patch Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James McDivitt. A black rubber patch, 2.75" x 2" overall, with a rounded triangular shape and an attached elastic cord. The part and serial numbers as stamped on the verso are "SEB-12100084-301" and "SN-1009". According to a NASA Apollo Experience Report: "The eye patch serves two purposes: It enables a crewman to maintain night vision in one eye during earth and lunar orbits, and it is used by a crewman to cover one eye while sighting through the navigation eyepiece. The eye patches are made of room temperature-vulcanizing rubber. One eye patch is stowed in the CM and another is kept in the LM. The eye patch has not been changed since it was first used on the Apollo 9 mission." Extremely fine condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from McDivitt stating: "I certify that this eye patch (Part #SEB 12100084-301 S/N 1009) was flown and used for star sighting and general navigation purposes on the flight of Apollo 9. It is from my personal collection."


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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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