DRINK CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Lot 1230
DRINK CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Sold for US$ 3,965 inc. premium

Lot Details
DRINK CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Flown packet of dehydrated pineapple-grapefruit drink, 10 by 3 inches. With identification labels reading "Serial No. FAU 758," and "PINEAPPLE-GRAPEFRUIT DRINK, 7 oz. cold water, 2-5 minutes."

An un-consumed drink packet carried on the flight of Apollo 13. WITH FRED HAISE'S signed letter dated April 11, 2005, which reads in part: "Accompanying this letter is a 'Pineapple-Grapefruit' drink packet that was carried around the moon on the flight of Apollo 13 during April 11 to 17, 1970 ... The small blue velcro square on the packet indicates that this food was originally assigned to myself, the Lunar Module Pilot ... Several food items were never eaten during the flight due to an oxygen tank explosion in Service Module which, among other things, caused an electrical power loss to the Command Module. That power loss eliminated the ability to supply and heat water for food rehydration. James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and myself mainly consumed the 'wet pack' type of foods during the Apollo 13 mission. Those foods did not require rehydration to eat.
This drink packet has been in my personal space artifact collection since 1970 which is now 35 years after the dramatic flight of Apollo 13. The flight was scheduled to be the third manned lunar landing mission, but those plans were aborted due to the above mentioned 'problem.'"

The drink packet has been INSCRIBED "Flown to the moon on Apollo 13, Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP."
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