Impressive and colorful color limited edition 23.75 x 34.75 lithograph of the Apollo 13 mission emblem and motto “From the Moon Knowledge,” numbered #131/150, and bearing the crew members large printed signatures at the bottom, signed in pencil by James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, each signing under their respective printed name. Also signed in pencil in the lower border by the artist, Lumen Winter. Rolled and in fine condition, with a few wrinkles, and some light contrast to Lovell’s and Haise’s signatures from signing over their printed signatures.
This amazing lithograph honors the failed third lunar mission and its Latin motto, ‘Ex Luna, Scientia’—From the Moon, Knowledge. The motto, paying tribute to the crew’s naval background, and Winter’s three-horse design symbolizing the god Apollo driving his chariot across the sky, greatly appealed to Lovell, Haise, and Swigert. Interestingly, the crew found the design so unique that they opted to replace their names on the emblem with the Latin motto. A bold representation of the nearly fatal “Houston, we’ve got a problem” flight. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.
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