APOLLO 13 CELEBRATION Original printed sign, 557 x 708 mm, Chicago, [May 1, 1970], "Chicago Welcomes / Apollo XIII" in red, white and blue.

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APOLLO 13 CELEBRATION
Original printed sign, 557 x 708 mm, Chicago, [May 1, 1970], "Chicago Welcomes / Apollo XIII" in red, white and blue.

US$ 1,000 - 2,000
£ 750 - 1,500
APOLLO 13 CELEBRATION
Original printed sign, 557 x 708 mm, Chicago, [May 1, 1970], "Chicago Welcomes / Apollo XIII" in red, white and blue.
The world collective held their breath when two days into the mission, the Apollo 13 command service module oxygen tank exploded. A heroic effort from NASA's mission control and the crew of commander Jim Lovell, command module pilot Jack Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred Haise brought the astronauts safely back to Earth.
The present sign is from the May 1st Chicago Apollo 13 ticker-tape parade where it was reportedly attended by half a million people. Included is an original photograph of the parade with an example of the sign visible.
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APOLLO 13 CELEBRATION Original printed sign, 557 x 708 mm, Chicago, [May 1, 1970], "Chicago Welcomes / Apollo XIII" in red, white and blue.
APOLLO 13 CELEBRATION Original printed sign, 557 x 708 mm, Chicago, [May 1, 1970], "Chicago Welcomes / Apollo XIII" in red, white and blue.
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