Flown triangular Kapton foil insulation swatch removed from the top hatch of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module Spider by Rusty Schweickart before the Spider was cast off into space. Encased in a limited edition cylindrical 2.75 x 3.25 piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, numbered 176/200, with a mission insignia and a certificate of authenticity at the bottom stating that the artifact originates from the personal collection of Rusty Schweickart. In fine condition. Originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and accompanied by a laminated certificate of authenticity signed in blue ballpoint by Schweickart, as well as its original matching box, numbered 176/200.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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