FLOWN Apollo 13 cloth emblem, 4 inches in diameter. Featuring three horses traveling from the Earth to the Moon with the Sun in the background. “Ex Luna, Scientia”
is Latin for “From the Moon, Knowledge.”
The emblem is mounted on a Typed Letter Signed by JAMES LOVELL. All on an 11 by 20 inch light gray mat board displaying a color photograph of the damaged Service Module where an oxygen tank explosion caused a loss of power and breathing oxygen to Command Module Odyssey
. The Apollo 13 lunar landing mission was cancelled, and Lunar Module Aquarius
was used as a 'lifeboat.' During the four days required to fly around the moon and travel back to Earth, the crew had to conserve electrical power and oxygen all the while performing critical LM engine burns to insure their flight path would indeed return them to Earth. Photograph ID is NASA AS13-58-8469.
With JAMES LOVELL'S signed provenance letter which reads: “The attached patch was flown aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft on its flight around the moon April 11-17, 1970. This patch was designed by the artist Luman Winter after a mural he painted for the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.”