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Apollo 9 Flown and Signed NASA Logo Patch Sells for $5,826 at NateDSanders.com

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 9 flown flags, Apollo 9 flown Robbins medals, Apollo 9 flown patches or any other Apollo 9 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com

Apollo 9 Flown

Apollo 9 flown items including Apollo 9 flown flags, Apollo 9 flown patches and Apollo 9 flown Robbins medals are highly collectible and not found in great quantity.  Here is a price list of the Apollo 9 flown items that we have sold at NateDSanders.com Auctions:

Apollo 9 Flown and Signed NASA Logo Patch from Astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s PLSS Backpack– Historic First Use of PLSS in Space

Apollo 9 flown NASA logo patch from astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s PLSS. Schweickart signs on the verso, “Flown on Apollo 9 — Cut from my PLSS — / Rusty Schweickart”. This patch would have been located at the top center of the PLSS (portable life support system), the backpack of the spacesuit, providing essentially the same functions as the spacecraft life support system outside the spacecraft. The 6 March 1969 Apollo 9 mission was the first flight of the Command/Service Module with the Lunar Module, testing several aspects before the first moon landing, including the lunar module engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems and docking maneuvers. As Lunar Module Pilot, Schweickart tested the PLSS for the first time when he left the Lunar Module Spider untethered for a space walk. This was the first (and only) time the PLSS was tested in space before an actual lunar landing. The 3.75″ square NASA patch is sewn onto a slightly larger, irregularly cut swatch. Both are Beta cloth, a fabric fireproof up to 650 degrees Celsius used in Apollo spacesuits after the fatal 1967 Apollo 1 fire. Minor wear, else near fine.   Sold for $5,826.

Apollo 9 Flown

Apollo 9 Flown and Signed NASA Logo Patch from Astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s PLSS Backpack– Historic First Use of PLSS in Space

Apollo 9 Flown and Signed Name Tag Patch from Astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s Portable Life Support System — Tested by Schweickart for the First Time During This Mission

Apollo 9 flown name tag patch from astronaut Rusty Schweickart’s PLSS. Schweickart signs on the verso, ”Flown on Apollo 9 / Cut from my PLSS / Rusty Schweickart”. This patch was just below the NASA insignia. The portable life support system (PLSS) is the backpack of the spacesuit, providing essentially the same functions as the spacecraft life support system in a smaller, wearable package. The 6 March 1969 Apollo 9 mission tested several aspects critical to landing on the moon, including the lunar module engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems and docking maneuvers. It was the first flight of the Command/Service Module with the Lunar Module. Schweickart piloted the Lunar Module and tested the PLSS for the first time when he left the Lunar Module Spider untethered for a space walk. This was the first (and only) time the PLSS was tested in space before an actual lunar landing. The 4.25” x 1” ”R. SCHWEICKART” name tag patch is sewn onto a slightly larger, irregularly cut swatch. Both are Beta cloth, a fabric fireproof up to 650 degrees Celsius used in Apollo spacesuits after the fatal 1967 Apollo 1 fire. Fine condition.  Sold for $4,229.

Apollo 9 Flown American Flag in Space — With Certificate Signed by Crew Members Dave Scott, James A. McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart

Apollo 9 flown American flag in space, with a NASA certificate signed by all three crew members: ”James A. McDivitt”, ”Dave Scott” and ”Rusty Schweickart”. Certificate to which the flag is affixed has small color photos of the crew in their spacesuits and bears the caption: ”This flag was carried in space during the flight of Apollo 9 / March 3 – 13, 1969”. An inscription by Dave Scott reads, ”To Bill Grunert with best wishes and many thanks for your help in showing what Apollo IX was all about”. Flag measures 6” x 4”. Certificate measures 10.25” x 12”. Show through of adhesive to corners of flag and light toning to certificate, else near fine.  Sold for $3,125.

Apollo 9 Flown American Flag in Space — With Certificate Signed by Crew Members Dave Scott, James A. McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart

6″ x 4″ Apollo 9 flown American flag in space with the signatures of all three crew members: “Dave Scott”, “James A. McDivitt” and “Rusty Schweickart”. A certificate to which the flag is affixed reads: “This flag was carried in space during the flight of Apollo 9 / March 3 – 13, 1969”. An inscription reads in part: “To little Ben…Good luck to you and your whole family.” Framed to an overall size of 10″ x 12″. Tape remnants to each corner of flag, overall very good.   Sold for $2,431.

Apollo 9 Flown

Apollo 9 American Flag Flown in Space — With Certificate Signed by Crew Members Dave Scott, James A. McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart

Jack Swigert’s Personally Owned Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial #273

Apollo 9 flown Robbins medal, serial number 273, as one of 350 minted. The Apollo 9 mission, which launched on 6 March 1969, was the first flight of the Command/Service Module with the Lunar Module, testing several aspects before the first moon landing. Obverse of coin features various mission insignia, including the Saturn V, CSM and LM orbiting, as well as the roman numeral “IX”. Verso features each crew member’s last name engraved around edge, mission dates of “March 3-13, 1969”, serial number “273” and the Robbins sterling silver hallmark. Measures 1″ in diameter, housed in its original ”Robbins Company” plastic box with an “273” sticker on the bottom. Near fine. With an LOA from Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s sister.  Sold for $1,824.

Apollo 9 Flown

Jack Swigert’s Personally Owned Apollo 9 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial #273

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 9 flown flags, Robbins medals, patches or any other Apollo 9 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com

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