Lot #8134
Apollo 5 Flown Fuel Tank Fragment

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Flown piece of metal from the fuel tank of the Apollo Lunar Module-1 spacecraft, which was launched as part of the Apollo 5 mission from Cape Kennedy LC-37B on January 22, 1968. The metal fragment, 3.75″ x 1″ x .25″, is encased in a block of Lucite measuring 4″ x 2″ x 1.5″, with the front engraved: "Grumman Lunar Module 1, Launch Date 1/22/68 Earth Orbit, This Piece of Fuel Tank Recovered in Bolivia, S. A., Presented to S. Avanti." In fine condition, with scuffing to bottom and internal cracking to Lucite.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #581 - Ended April 16, 2020