FRED HAISE'S POTATO SOUP CARRIED ON APOLLO 13
Lot 1235
HAISE'S POTATO SOUP CARRIED ON APOLLO 13 Flown packet of dehydrated potato soup, 7 x 8 inches.
US$ 7,000 - 9,000
£4,400 - 5,600

Lot Details
FRED HAISE'S POTATO SOUP CARRIED ON APOLLO 13 FRED HAISE'S POTATO SOUP CARRIED ON APOLLO 13
HAISE'S POTATO SOUP CARRIED ON APOLLO 13
Flown packet of dehydrated potato soup, 7 x 8 inches. An attached identification label reads: "POTATO SOUP, 5 oz. hot water, 5 – 15 minutes, 058" with an inspection stamp. On the reverse side an additional tag reads: "SERIAL NO. FAU 473." Included is a Typed Letter Signed by FRED HAISE.

Potato Soup carried on the Apollo 13 flight but not consumed. With FRED HAISE'S April 11, 2005 signed provenance letter which reads in part: "Accompanying this letter is a "Potato Soup" food packet that was carried around the moon on the flight of Apollo 13 during April 11 to 17, 1970.... The small blue Velcro squares on each side of 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 food 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.' I have written
"Flown around the moon on Apollo 13, Fred Haise, LMP" on the front side of this packet below the 'Potato Soup' label."
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Matthew Haley
    Specialist - Space History
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3817
Similar Items