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Eyepatch flown on to the Moon on Apollo 13 
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Eyepatch flown on to the Moon on Apollo 13 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Eyepatch flown on to the Moon on Apollo 13 
FLOWN black rubber eyepatch, 2 x 2 ¾ inches, part number SEB-12100084-301 SN-1012. Mounted to a wooden plaque with two nails, with metal placard stating: "This eyepatch flown to the Moon on Aquarius | April 11-17, 1970 | To Bob | For astute forethought and "vision" in producing the Apollo 13 Flight Plan. Thanks | James A. Lovell, Jr. | John L. Swigert, Jr. | Fred W. Haise, Jr."   
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Provenance

Presented as a gift from the Apollo 13 crew to Turnage Robert "Bob" Lindsey, the Lead Flight Planner for Apollo 13. By descent to the current owner. 

Literature

NASA, Apollo 13 Stowage List. Mission AS 508 CM 109/LM-7. Apollo 13. Houston: Manned Spacecraft Center, April 21, 1970, p. 16.

Catalogue Note

As outlined in the 1972 NASA Apollo Experience Report by Fred A. McAllister: "The eye patch serves two purposes: It enables a crewman to maintain night vision in one eye during earth and lunar orbits, and it is used by a crewman to cover one eye while sighting through the navigation eyepiece. The eye patches are made of room temperature-vulcanizing rubber. One eye patch is stowed in the CM and another is kept in the LM. The eye patch has not been changed since it was first used on the Apollo 9 mission."

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