Lot #8042
Liberty Bell 7 Flown Fragment

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Estimate: $1750+

Description

Impressive flown component from Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, recovered from the Atlantic Ocean on July 20, 1999. The sizable fragment measures approximately 2″ x 1″ and is presented inside a 7″ x 5″ x 2.5″ Lucite display with an image of the spacecraft and printed information about the recovery; reverse of capsule image reads: “This Liberty Bell 7 component was removed during an extensive restoration conducted on the spacecraft by the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. The item could not be reinstalled in the spacecraft because of the corroded condition of the component to which it was originally attached.” In fine condition.

Auction Info

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