[APOLLO 12]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 12. FLOWN HEAT SHIELD PLUG IN LUCITE ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH KLEINKNECHT
Originally from the Collection of Kenneth Kleinknecht, Manager for Apollo CSM
ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH KLEINKNECHT, MANAGER FOR APOLLO CSM
FLOWN ON APOLLO 12
FLOWN HEAT SHIELD PLUG IN LUCITE
Apollo 12 heat shield plug, approx. 40 by 30 by 30 mm. Encased in a Lucite cylinder 2 3/4 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter, "#22" etched at bottom of plug. The base of the cylinder in engraved: "APOLLO 12 | NOV. 14-24, 1969." Some minor scuffing to acrylic encasement.
Kenny Kleinknecht was a pioneer of aerospace engineering and technology, serving as part of the original Space Task Group before transferring to the Manned Spacecraft Center where he served as the Mercury Program Manager, Deputy Manager for the Gemini Program, Manager for Apollo Program Command and Service Modules, Skylab Program Manager, Director of Flight Operations and Vehicle Manager for the first Columbia Shuttle flight.
See: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Wall of Honor: https://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/kenneth-s-kleinknecht