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Item 4084 - Rusty Schweickart's Apollo 9 Flown Flashlight and Batteries Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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Estimate: $20,000.00 +
Sold Price: $19,442.50 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Rusty Schweickart’s incredible flown brass two-celled flashlight and pair of AA batteries carried aboard both the Command Module Gumdrop and the Lunar Module Spider during the Apollo 9 mission. The brass-milled flashlight, 5″ in length, is signed and flight-certified twice in black felt tip, “Flown on Apollo 9, Rusty Schweickart,” and features engraved part numbers: “ACR FA-5, Serial No. 1011, Date of Mfg. 6-68.” The head of the flashlight features an affixed swatch of Velcro, and the two AA batteries are both marked on the side: “Sept. 68, -RM-21-CMC, 1.35 V.” In overall fine condition, with tarnishing and expected wear from use to flashlight, and noted corrosion to ends of batteries. Provenance: accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Schweickart, who states that the flashlight and batteries were “carried aboard the Apollo 9 Command Module ‘Gumdrop’ and Lunar Module ‘Spider’ during our 10 day, 1 hour, 54 second flight in 1969. The flashlight comes from my personal collection.”

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