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    Apollo LM-15 Lunar Module Landing Leg Bolt. A massive 3.5" long bolt with a hexagonal head, 1.25" across, with matching 0.75" x 1.25" nut and 1.375" diameter washer. This bolt, still covered in dry lubricant (to protect it against the high humidity of Florida's Vehicle Assembly Building), was rescued from the partly assembled Apollo 20 Lunar Module, before it was assigned, in 1983, to be dismantled and dumped in Long Island's Oceanside Landfill. Much as the bolts on the descent stage engine transferred force from the rocket to the LM structure, the leg bolts dissipated whatever force was left over from contact with the moon's surface (after crushable honeycomb and other one-time use crumple zones in the landing leg had done their work). Excellent condition. From the collection of scientist and author Charles Pellegrino.

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    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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