FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 13 LUNAR MODULE PILOT FRED HAISE
FLOWN APOLLO 13 BETA CLOTH EMBLEM - SIGNED
FLOWN Apollo 13 Beta emblem, 4 inches in diameter. Printed on Beta cloth, 8 inches square.
From the Catalogue:
SIGNED by LOVELL above the emblem: "JAMES LOVELL, Apollo 13 CDR". SIGNED and INSCRIBED by HAISE below the emblem: "Flown to the moon on Apollo 13, FRED HAISE, Apollo 13 LMP."
The Apollo 13 astronauts had artist Lumen Winter create an emblem from an idea the crew had of the mythical god Apollo driving a horse drawn chariot across the sky dragging the sun behind him. Winter's design features three horses traveling from the earth to the moon, symbolizing the Apollo crew of three astronauts.
Related lots: 141, 144, 145
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