Lot 495: Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the Apollo 13 crew posing in their white space suits, signed in blue ink by James Lovell and Ken Mattingly, and in black ink by Fred Haise. In fine condition, with trivial scuffing and creasing to upper corner tips. Due to the risk of a rubella scare, Mattingly was grounded by the flight surgeon and replaced by backup crew member Jack Swigert only three days before the launch. He would have to wait another two years for his flight to the moon with Apollo 16. An exceptional photo of the original prime crew, difficult to find with the inclusion of the would-be CMP.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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