Lot #3151
Apollo 9 Flown Lunar Module Grumman Identification Plate

Flown on the Spider and presented to a Grumman LM manufacturing manager
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Estimate: $5000+

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Description

Flown on the Spider and presented to a Grumman LM manufacturing manager

Rare flown 5.25″ x 1.75″ metal Grumman Lunar Module identification plate carried aboard the Lunar Module Spider during the Apollo 9 mission, which reads: "Apollo IX Lunar Module-3, Col. J. McDivitt, Col. D. Scott, R. Schweickart / Part No. LDW 280-530001-1 / Serial No. 033 / Dsgn. Cont. No. First Flight / Contr. No. NAS 9-1100 / Launch Date 3-3-69, Splashdown 3-13-69 / Mfd. By Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp." In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Sam Avati, a former Lunar Module Manufacturing Manager at Grumman Aerospace Corporation: "This flown lunar module 3 data plate—Apollo IX was given to me…in recognition for my contribution to the Apollo program." Also includes Avati's Grumman business card.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: April 15 - April 22