Scarce flown piece of heat shield from the Apollo 7 CSM-101 spacecraft, which launched from Cape Kennedy LC-34 on October 11 and splashed down in the North Atlantic Ocean 11 days later on October 22, 1968. The fragment measures 1.75″ x .75″ x .5″ and is encased in a rectangular Lucite display with descriptive plate to an overall size of 4″ x 2.25″ x 1″. In fine condition. Apollo 7 was the first mission in the Apollo program to carry a crew into space and was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966.
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