Flown fragments of ablative aft heat shield from the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Command Module, which protected the spacecraft from extreme temperatures upon reentry. Encased in a limited edition cylindrical 2.75″ x 3.25″ piece of Lucite cut at an angle for display purposes, numbered 145/200, with a mission insignia and a certificate of authenticity at the bottom stating that the artifact originates from the personal collection of CMP Vance Brand. In fine condition. Originally distributed through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and accompanied by a laminated certificate of authenticity signed in blue ballpoint by Brand, as well as its original matching box, numbered 145/200.
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