Lot #4016
Mercury-Atlas 4 Flown Heat Shield Fragment

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Flown fragment of ablative heat shield from the unmanned MA-4 spacecraft, which was launched on September 13, 1961 with a Crewman Simulator instrument package onboard. The artifact is displayed in a 3″ x 5″ x 1″ Lucite block alongside a NASA emblem and miniature Mercury capsule, with plaque below reading: "For Roy Lenzini, actual portion of ablative heat shield from Mercury-Atlas IV, Earth Orbit Sept. 13, 1961." In very good to fine condition..

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #594 - Ended October 15, 2020