Apollo 13 Souvenir Fetches $84,100 at Auction




A keepsake from NASA’s nearly disastrous Apollo 13 moon mission of 1970 nabbed top spot in an auction Monday (March 25) of more than 300 artifacts from the early years of the U.S. space program.

The space history artifacts — sold by Bonhams — included an engine burn note detailing how the crew can return to Earth annotated by astronaut Jim Lovell during the Apollo 13 mission that went for $ 84,100 and various items from the space agency’s first mission to the moon.

“Documents from Apollo 11 also impressed bidders, including an Apollo 11 Command and Service Module maneuver card selling for $ 64,900 and a postal cover taken to the moon during the mission which achieved $ 35,000,” officials from Bonhams wrote in a statement. “An Apollo 11 activation checklist carried to the lunar surface realized $ 25,000.”