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Apollo 8 Flown Heatshield & Moon Rock Mini Acrylic

Apollo 8 Command Module Flown Heatshield & NWA 10203 Moon Rock Lucite.

Encapsulated inside a mini (4.75 x 2.75 inch) acrylic

Comes with COA booklet and presentation box

PRICE - $295

Apollo 8 Flown Heatshield:The heatshield contained within this acrylic came from the Apollo 8 Command Module after its flight in 1968. Heatshield allowed the Apollo spacecraft to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere safely. The base of the Command Module consisted of a heatshield made of brazed stainless steel honeycomb filled with a phenolic epoxy resin as an ablative material, the outer surface of which would be heated to a gas and carry away heat by convection upon reentry..

NWA 10203 Moon Rock: The moon is constantly hit by meteorites and with no atmosphere and little gravity the larger impacts eject lunar rocks into space. After this impact, this meteorite will eventually be brought down to Earth by the Earth's gravitational pull. Scientists and universities all around the world examine meteorites and compare them with known lunar material, e.g. samples collected during the Apollo missions. The composition of gases and isotopes found is so unique that they can say for sure the material originated from the moon. The encased meteorite was acquired from Meteorite Hunter and Discovery Channel's ''Meteorite Men'' T.V. Star, Steve Arnold.

About Your Lucite:

  • Overall Acrylic is 12cm x 7cm x 3cm

  • Encased Heatshield is approx. 8mm x 6mm x 6mm

  • Encased Moon Rock is approx. 50-100mg

  • Comes in a wonderful black box bearing the Apollo Program Insignia

  • Comes with an 8 page booklet containing details of Authenticity, Images & Descriptions of Apollo 8

    Apollo 8 was the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and then the first to witness Earthrise. The 1968 mission, the third flight of the Saturn V rocket and that rocket's first manned launch, was also the first human spaceflight launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, located adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

    Please note these acrylics are smaller than our Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 Moonpans Acrylics

    Price: $295



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