Lot #2187
Apollo 7 Flown Crew-Member Constant Wear Garment (CWG) Adapter

Flown communications/instrumentation adapter from the first manned Apollo flight
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Flown communications/instrumentation adapter from the first manned Apollo flight

Flown crew-member Constant Wear Garment (CWG) Adapter used on the Apollo 7 mission, measuring approximately 17″ long, marked on one end: "V36-715103-11, 06362AAH0595." After the flight, the adapter was redesignated/repurposed by NASA after on-orbit use for ground test application(s), and is now marked "Ground Test Only" on the side. The adapter was used to connect the communications soft hat ('Snoopy cap') and bio-instrumentation harness (worn under the CWG) to the external communications cable. In very good to fine condition. Crewed by Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7 was the first manned flight of the Apollo program. It was a complete technical success, demonstrating the capabilities of the Command/Service Module and the Saturn IB launch vehicle.

Provenance determination statement: Item authenticated as flown onboard Apollo 7 on the basis of visual serial number comparison between the artifact (printed serial number) and NASA Apollo Spacecraft Hardware Utilization Request (ASHUR) #101517.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020