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Blue oxygen connector with locking tab for the Portable Life Support System of an A6L, A7L, and A7LB pressure suit (upper left gas connector), 2.75 x 1.75, made by Airlock and engraved with part numbers: “Assy. A6L-101023-12, SN-1010, Assy. 9192.” In fine condition.

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Uncommon A7LB Pressure Suit sole assembly, one pair, each foot measuring 5″ x 12.5″ overall, with the bottom of right sole marked in black ink: "S/N-164-0928." The beige hard rubber soles feature metal plates to center, with the left sole bearing two yellow Velcro patches and a support plate to heel. In fine condition.

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Attractive Lucite display made by the Space Division at North American Rockwell containing 10 flown pieces of the Apollo 10 CSM-106 spacecraft, which launched from Cape Kennedy LC-39B on May 18 and splashed down near the Cook Islands eight days later on May 26, 1969. The capsule-shaped display measures 3.75″ in diameter and 3.5″ in height, and contains a cross-shaped metal piece, four…

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Rare flown piece of heat shield from the CSM-017, the spacecraft for the Apollo 4 mission, which launched from Cape Kennedy LC-39A on November 9, 1967, and splashed down eight and a half hours later in the North Pacific Ocean, measuring 3.5″ x 1.25″ x .25″ and encased in a slightly larger rectangular Lucite display with a descriptive plate. In fine condition. Apollo 4 (also know…

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Flown heat shield ablator fragment removed from the Apollo 8 CSM-103 spacecraft, which launched from Cape Kennedy LC-39A on December 21 and splashed down in the North Pacific Ocean six days later on December 27, 1968. The fragment approximately measures 1.5″ x .25″ x .25″ and is encased in a capsule-shaped 3.75″ x 3.25″ x 1.75″ piece of Lucite, with reverse bea…

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Very appealing flown piece of heat shield from the Apollo 8 spacecraft CSM-103, which launched from Cape Kennedy LC-39A on December 21 and splashed down in the North Pacific Ocean six days later on December 27, 1968. The fragment measures 1.75″ x .5″ x .25″ and is encased in a capsule-shaped 3.75″ x 3.25″ x 1.75″ Lucite display. In fine condition, with a chip t…

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Blue anodized arm bearing manufactured by Airlock, designed for the early model A6L and A7L Apollo space suits. The ring measures 5.5″ in diameter and 1.75″ wide, and is engraved on the edge, "Assy 8056, SN-178, A6L-1Z4042-01-MREG." In fine condition. As the suit was being tested for the earlier missions, it was found that these bearings added significantly to the width of the suits w…

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Detachable Beta-cloth checklist pocket for the Apollo A7L space suit, approximately 8 x 10.5 x 3 overall, with adjustable fabric straps and metal loops and a pair of snap fasteners to top flap, which is marked on the underside: "A7L-201047-01." In very good to fine condition, with expected wear from use, which includes some scattered stains and tears.

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Pair of Apollo A7L space suit glove pre-fabricated TMG thermal layers consisting of aluminized Mylar taped together and ready to be used inside glove TMGs. The pair is sealed inside plastic, presumably as-issued, likely intended as part of a repair kit to be used for the repair of training gloves or damaged flight gloves. The outside bears a much later affixed inspection label, "Part Number: A7L-…

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Apollo A7LB space suit helmet disconnect rings, measuring approximately 11″ in diameter: the larger ring is marked in white text, "Use with red helmet ring only," and is engraved on the opposite side, "PN-2904, SN-168"; the second ring is lined on the edge with 24 holes, and engraved with part numbers, "A7LB-109013-01, SN-1054, PN-2896." Manufactured by Air-Lock, these red anodized rings fo…

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Apollo Command Module Altimeter, measuring approximately 3.75″ x 3.25″ x 4″, the face bearing a tiny affixed square of Beta Velcro, and marked "Main Chute," "Apex Cover," and "ALT x 1000." The body bears a Bendix parts tag, reading: "Indicator, Barometric Pressure, NAA/S&ID Control No. ME432-0173-0002…Mfr Part No. 31233-13B-A2, Mfr. Serial No. 01546903019E, Contract No. NAS …

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Apollo Command Module Digital Ranging Generator (DRG), measuring 4″ x 8.5″ x 7″, with a part tag on the bottom: "Digital Ranging Generator, NAA S & ID PN ME-478-0082-0002, Contract No. NAS 9-150, Date of Mfr 12-31-68, Collins Radio Co. PN 514-2101-010, Mfd by RCA For the Apollo Spacecraft, Serial No. 071368450009." In very good to fine condition. The DRG was part of the Apol…

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Apollo Command Module Electroluminescent Display Indicator, measuring 3.75″ x 3.25″ x 5.5″, with a Kearfott parts tag on the top: "Indicator, Digital Display, NASA-MSFC, MSFC Part No. 40M37774, Part No. C708753040, Ser. 103, Contr. No. NAS8-22755." The display would be used to show mission information and/or elapsed time. In fine condition.

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Two optical components from the sextant (SXT) and scanning telescope (SCT) of an Apollo Command Module simulator, famously called the 'Great Train Wreck' by John Young. The large optical assembly is for the scanning telescope (SCT), measuring approximately 38″ x 16″ x 9″, and comprises a long optical tube terminating in a lens marked "L200-100-208 ASS'Y"; on the othe…

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Huge original Apollo Display and Keyboard (DSKY) transit case painted in 'Apollo Blue,' measuring 31.75″ x 17″ x 27″, with a NASA parts plaque on the top: "Apollo Ground Support Equipment, Shipping Container, Universal DSKY, Part No. 1006422-001, Serial No. 3, Cont. No. NAS 9-0497, Tech. Supervision - MIT Instrumentation Lab, Design and MFG Raytheon Co." The same panel h…

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Apollo Guidance and Navigation System eyepiece stowage case, measuring approximately 23″ x 8″ x 12″, with an MIT Instrumentation Lab/AC Electronics tag on the top: "Apollo G & N System Eyepiece Stowage Unit, Part No. [2021255-01, blacked out] MX 117120-011, Serial No. ACSK-2, Cont. No. NAS 9-497." Below is a small affixed label, "GFP/AMS." The spring-loaded lid is secured by…

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Group of two talkback indicators—commonly called 'barber poles' due to their diagonal black-and-white stripes—for the Apollo Lunar Module, each measuring 1.75″ x 1″ x .5″, sealed in their Grumman packaging with "Read Before Opening" tags. Both bear Honeywell parts tags reading: "Flag Display Indicator, Mfr Part No. JG913A2, Series 5…Part No. LSC350-80404-09, …

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Apollo Lunar Module Control Panel #8 with most electrical umbilical cables to rear intact, measuring 31.25″x 8″x 11.5″, marked on the rear with red part numbers, "LDW340-28161-1, Assy 0002." The face features sections labeled "TV Camera Connect," "Explosive Devices," and "Audio." In the "Explosive Devices" area are three switches …

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Highly desirable component of the Apollo Lunar Module's landing leg deployment truss sideframe assembly, measuring approximately 34″ x 9″ x 4.5″, with one side wrapped in gold Kapton foil and the other covered by a material painted with a heat-resistant black Pyromark coating for protection against Descent Engine heating during landing. The truss sideframe piece is a key com…

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Titanium core stem tube designed for use with the Apollo Lunar Surface Drill (ALSD) to take long samples of lunar soil, plus one carbide core stem drill bit and a lunar core soil sample tube. The core stem tube with drill bit measures 16.75″ long, with a diameter of approximately 1″. The core stem tube is hand-engraved with part numbers, "RS60010022-007," and the bit is engraved, "073…

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A rubber elbow convolute assembly from an Apollo program pressure suit. The opening of the elbow measures approximately 6″ x 2″, with ribbed green rubber joint section and a blue fabric cover layer. In very good to fine condition, with stiffness and cracking to fabric and rubber. The dipped rubber convoluted joints were located at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles…

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Light blue Apollo Program clean room jumpsuit with embroidered "Apollo 17 Crew" patch on the chest, sealed in its bag with affixed "Florida Uniform Rental Clean Room Division" laundry label, reading: "Size: M, Class: 100, Date, Nov. 7, 1972." Complete with its original matching cap (unsealed). In fine condition.

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Unflown Apollo-era six-switch metal panel cover, 6.25 x 1.75 x 3, with single toggle switch stamp-dated January 21, 1966, and marked with part numbers: "X32200, 1-66," "ME452-0050, 1001," and "05885L1B0320." In fine condition. From the personal collection of Paul Kruppenbacher, a member of the NASA Houston Landing and Recovery Division who trained Apollo astronauts in water recovery procedures an…

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Unflown Apollo-era Torx driver bit tool, measuring 3.5″in length, marked on either side with part number: "V16-601481-11," with a faded "J" slightly discernible to upper section. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Paul Kruppenbacher, a member of the NASA Houston Landing and Recovery Division who trained Apollo astronauts in water recovery procedures and was deployed on U.S. …

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