RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends February 10th
Presidents Auction Preview
Begins Feb 11
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2021 Auction Calendar
Jan 13
Jan 21
Feb 10
Feb 18
Mar 10
Mar 18
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 8362 - Apollo 13 EVA Stabilizer Strut Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Sold Price: $20,212.50 (includes buyer's premium)


Remarkable EVA Stabilizer Strut apparently flown aboard Command Module Odyssey during the Apollo 13 mission, measuring 14.5″ in length, and wire-mounted on a 17 x 8 x 2 wooden display bearing an affixed presentation plaque: "A part of Odyssey, CSM 109, returned to North American Rockwell personnel with appreciation for a job well done from the Apollo 13 crew, James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., Fred W. Haise." The ends of the strut bear part numbers: "SWP CO, DREMS-5-085, C68" and "V36-5715 62-2." In fine condition. On the basis of this artifact’s unique design/application and its provenance, it is likely this artifact was flown on Odyssey.

During outbound flight the EVA strut remained stowed below the right side of the Apollo CM crew couch, positioned underneath Lunar Module Pilot Haise. In preparation for an Extravehicular Activity, the center couch, reserved for Commander Lovell, would then be collapsed and stowed in order to provide room and mobility for crew members to ingress/egress from the spacecraft's main hatch. The stabilizer strut would then be deployed and locked between the LM Pilot couch and the spacecraft bulkhead to provide stability to that structure as well as an effective grip point for the maneuvering astronaut. Although never utilized for EVA, this stabilizer strut from the CM Odyssey remains an impressive and unique artifact from Apollo’s most courageous mission.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.