Details about Apollo 13 FLOWN Lunar Module Aquarius Netting: Signed by Apollo 13 AstronautsApollo 13 FLOWN Lunar Module Aquarius Netting: Signed by Apollo 13 Astronauts See original listing
Oct 16, 2012 18:13:04 PDT
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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FLOWN netting from the Lunar Module Aquarius
NASA's Finest Hour
Signed by the Apollo 13 crew
James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert
and the Apollo 13 launch director, Walter Kapryan
The FLOWN 1'' x 1'' piece of netting is mounted on a 7'' x 5'' card reading''A Piece of 'Aquarius' LM-7...From the Apollo 13 Crew / Thanks for a job well done!'' With signatures from Jack Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise as well as Apollo 13 lunar module Aquarius, which brought the astronauts home to safety during the 1970 NASA mission. With a signed COA reading ''A Piece of 'Aquarius' LM-7...From the Apollo 13 Crew / Thanks for a job well done!'' Fine condition.
The Lunar Module Aquarius was LM-7,
The seventh lunar module constructed. The juxtaposition of
the unlucky number 13 & lucky number 7 is ironic
Think about where this netting has been!
The last 7 pictures show
2 - Netting inside Aquarius (maybe this netting?)
3- lunar far side from Aquarius (248,655 miles from earth)
4 -the earth just after a critical burn of Aquarius
5 - Damaged service module
6 - Illustration of the Apollo 13 re-entry sequence
7 - Apollo 13 Splashdown
The Apollo 13 service module had an explosion
about 200,000 miles from earth . The explosion crippled the command module "Odyssey".
Farthest from Earth Manned Spacecraft
This FLOWN netting was 248,655 miles (400,171) km from Earth when it pass over the far side of the moon at an altitude of 158 miles (254 km) from the lunar surface on 15 April 1970. This traveled at over 24,00 miles per hour during reentry.
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