Apollo 8 FLOWN heatshield + checklist acrylic
Article No.: M0034
First time mankind left the gravity of earth and watched an "earthrise".
Apollo 8 became one of the most famous Apollo missions circling around the moon on Christmas 1968.
Acrylic block containing a flown piece of heatshield from the Apollo 8 Command Module and a piece of a flown "Updates" checklist carried to the moon and used during the flight by the crew !
Made in Germany - the best acrylics on the market
Made out of the most advanced acrylic available on the market today - Plexid 55 - these are ultraclear with no discoloration over time. Unlike other privately made acrylics or lucites these are real blocks, not cheaply glued or screwed together. Each block is about 5''x3''x1'' in size - perfect for any office table or even flat down in a cabinet.
The flown heatshield is originally taken from a larger fragment that was encased in lucite and given to VIPS and workers and the flown "Updates" complete checklist is from the collection of James Lovell originally offered by him at Heritage auctions and remained in our collection since then.