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Apollo 13 Flown Heatshield Ablator Plug #5

This Apollo 13 Heatshield Plug flew on the Apollo 13 Mission to the Moon
and comes from the personal collection of Al Bishop

Price: $3,750

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This Apollo 13 Heatshield Plug flew around the Moon on the ill-fated mission in April 1970 and played a small but vital part in securing the heatshield to the Apollo 13 Command Module thus enabling a successful re-entry for the crew. This piece came from the personal collection of Al Bishop - a public relations specialist who worked for several space corporations. It is encased in a circular piece of lucite and engraved in black along bottom, 'Apollo 13 / April 11-17, 1970'. Heatshield plugs are made of a lightweight fiberglass 'honeycomb', which is hand-filled with an ablative resin material in order to limit heat exposure during re-entry. The plug measures 1.5" in diameter with it identification number '5' engraved to bottom; lucite casing measures 3". Comes with an LOA from Space Historian, Jeffrey P Mills .

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