Flown Stowage Assembly Strap carried into lunar orbit aboard the Lunar Module Aquarius during the Apollo 13 mission, measuring 7.25″ long and approximately 1″ wide, made of Beta cloth and featuring male and female button snaps to either end. Impressively double-matted with NASA ‘meatball’ and Apollo 13 insignia patches, and a large photo of Swigert handing over a hose assembly with a similar strap; framed to an overall size of 22.75 x 22.75. In fine condition.
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Richard Garner, the director of The Space Collective, who states that the strap, “along with other materials, were purchased directly from William ‘Bill’ Looney, whom was the Lunar Module Test Manager at Kennedy Space Center for Apollo’s 10, 13, and 15, and supported Apollo 5 (the first LM to fly) and Apollo 11. Bill worked at Grumman for 35 years.”
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