FLOWN FILM EQUIPMENT STOWAGE STRAP FROM APOLLO 13 SIGNED.
FLOWN A8 (AFT 8) Command Module equipment locker stowage strap. Made of heavy weave synthetics, 1 by 9 ¼ inches with a dual snap connector at one end. The woven material has a partly readable ID stamp of "V36 780023 51" plus one inspection stamp.
The strap has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "FRED HAISE, Apollo 13."
The A8 locker was mounted on the aft bulkhead of the Command Module below the crew couches. This particular strap came from the lower right-hand compartment and assisted securing 70mm Low Light Level Film Magazines and Crew Preference Kits (PPKs). The locker had three other storage areas with outer doors labels which included: "RETURN 70MM CAMERA, 70MM FILM MAG, LUNAR SURF CAMERA, 16MM MAG, TRANSFER BAG, DECONTAM BAG, ROCK SAMP CONTAINER, HEADSET, and EXERCISER." Included are copies of NASA transfer and Smithsonian Air and Space Museum deaccession papers plus an image of the actual flown A8 locker.