Apollospace is pleased to offer a collection of Apollo 13 vintage event covers which have been affixed with a remnant piece of Apollo 13 flown Kapton foil that was originally part of the protective insulation of the Apollo 13 Command Module, “Odyssey,” and was flown in space from April 11-17, 1970. The Kapton from which the attached remnants were cut was originally from the personal collection of NASA Production Control Engineer William Whipkey (see accompanying letter of authenticity from Sandy Clarkson of “The Right Stuff”).
Each Apollo 13 event cover (commemorating a stamp issue) has been carefully selected for quality and condition. The flown kapton foil has been affixed to the front of the cover within a 1-inch stamp. On the reverse, each cover is assigned a unique series number. Each cover is accompanied by an item specific Letter of Authenticity fully describing the provenance of the flown kapton foil.
Approximately .25 inch square piece of flown Apollo 13 kapton foil attached with archival glue to cover # 44/44. Series A13-1.