FLOWN AROUND THE MOON ABOARD APOLLO 13.
FLOWN SWATCH OF SEAT FABRIC FROM THE APOLLO 13 COMMAND MODULE.
Armalon fabric swatch, 1 by 1 inches, mounted to a 4½ by 6½ inch certificate, certificate slightly toned within mat.
Mounted to certificate and SIGNED BY FRED HAISE, JIM LOVELL, AND JACK SWIGERT.
Armalon was a material that consisted of multiple layers of fiberglass Beta cloth which were impregnated and covered with Teflon. This material was used for the body support covering in the Apollo Command Module Odyssey, specifically the crew couches. The certificate reads in full:
"Seat Fabric From APOLLO 13 Command Module "ODYSSEY". Launched April 11, 1970. Splashdown April 17, 1970. D. Llorente. Presented for your sustained excellent performance and vital personal involvement as a member of the Space Team. Our personal thanks for a job well done." A small handful of such presentations were given to the NASA contractor employees who worked around the clock to bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely. David Llorente was a lead thermal engineer for Rockwell on the Apollo Command Module program.