LOVELL'S FLOWN APOLLO 13 EMBLEM.
INTENDED TO BE TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE.
Flown cloth crew mission emblem carried on the flight by Commander James Lovell. Approximately 4 inches in diameter and mounted on a Typed Letter Signed by JAMES LOVELL. The emblem is displayed with a 10 x 8 inch Apollo 13 launch photolithograph, all matted to 12 x 18 inches. Both the emblem/letter and photolithograph are removable from the mat board.
JAMES LOVELL'S SIGNED provenance letter reads: "The attached patch was flown in the Command Module Odyssey during the April 11-17, 1970 flight of Apollo XIII. It was one of the few planned to be carried to the lunar surface aboard the Lunar Module Aquarius. On April 13, 1970, however, the Service Module oxygen tank number 2 exploded, which caused a loss of power and breathing oxygen to Odyssey. The Apollo XIII lunar landing mission was aborted, and Aquarius was used as a 'lifeboat' during our flight around the moon and back to earth.
Artist Luman Winter designed the Apollo XIII patch after a mural he painted for the St. Regis Hotel in New York. The mural had four horses with one falling behind. It was quite appropriate because at the last moment Ken Mattingly was replaced on the flight."
The Apollo 13 launch photograph is SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "James Lovell, Apollo 13 CDR, FRED HAISE, Apollo 13 LMP."