Lot #6091
Guenter Wendt’s Mission-Used Headset

Wendt’s well-used personal headset: “I think we’ve got another broken hatch bolt”
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Wendt’s well-used personal headset: “I think we’ve got another broken hatch bolt”

Guenter Wendt’s personally-owned and -used gray headset manufactured by Roanwell, attached to a 10 x 3.5 wooden mount bearing affixed text, “On this very headset, Guenter Wendt announced such famous phrases as, ‘STE, I think we’ve got another broken hatch bolt,’ ‘Give me 15 minutes to get the epoxy out of this buckle,’ and ‘Well, umbilical fell out because.......’” In very good condition, with expected wear.

Wendt was in charge of the spacecraft close-out crews at the launch pads for the entire Mercury and Gemini programs, and the manned phase of Apollo. An exceptional, historic relic from the padleader. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space And Aviation Auction
  • Dates: #474 - Ended April 21, 2016