Apollo 13 LM Flown 5" x 4.8" Netting & Haise Signed Photo
5" x 4.8" Segment of genuine Apollo 13 Lunar Module flown netting and lunar module photograph signed by Fred Haise and inscribed with "Apollo 13 LMP".
5" x 4.8" Segment of genuine Apollo 13 Lunar Module flown netting and lunar module photograph signed by Fred Haise and inscribed with "Apollo 13 LMP". Framed in museum quality materials, UV glass, an Apollo 13 patch and a silver plate with a description of the netting. Overall frame measures 16" x 26".
Includes the original strapping and features a metal clip button which would have been used to secure the netting to the AFT bulkhead wall. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and copy of a letter from Fred Haise on how the netting came to be here on Earth.
This stowage assembly netting was removed from the AFT Bulkhead within the Lunar Module "Aquarius" by the crew before abandoning the LM.
The Apollo 13 crew had plans spelled out in a checklist for ''salvaging'' a number of pieces of hardware from Aquarius, including hand controllers, netting, beta and more. This was supposed to be done when the crew had some leisure time following the rendezvous with and docking with the Command Module 'Odyssey' following the lunar surface excursion, but due to the explosion of an oxygen tank the Lunar Module had to be utilised up until just before entry to provide attitude control, communication, and so on. Faced with this situation, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise did the best he could in a short space of time to salvage items that were easily removable, this netting being among them.
After the famous, near tragic flight this material was given to Grumman (builders of the LM), whom then cut away sections of netting and applied them to Awards designated for Grumman employees. The material displayed is that which was left over after the Grumman Employee Awards were made. This is an incredible piece of history from one of the most famous Apollo missions.