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Item 6433 - Ron Evan’s Apollo 17 Backup BUSS Collection Assembly Catalog 486 (Oct 2016)

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Ron Evans’s BUSS (Biomedical Urine Sampling System) Collection Assembly designated for the Apollo 17 mission. The three-piece backup assembly consists of a small bag of light-colored shavings, a brass-colored 2″ sample container, and a 4″collection container engraved on the body, “945–47,” with affixed Velcro swatch and label, “BUSS Sample, Container Assy, P/N 14–02239–02, S/N 5814.” Includes a handwritten letter of certification from Evans, dated July 1, 1989, in full: “The BUSS Collection Assembly is one of the backup articles that was ready to be put on board for the flight of Apollo 17 in case something happened to the flight articles. A B.S.A. is a bag we used for urine collection on Apollo 17. Unfortunately it looks like age has taken its toll. I did not try to unwrap it. Certified, Ron Evans, Apollo 17.” Mounted and framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 22. In very good condition. A totally unique and seldom-seen piece of hardware from the personal collection of the late Evans, the CMP of the final moon-landing mission and an astronaut who remains uncommon across all formats. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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