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ARTIFACT: Rare NASA Kennedy Space Center APOLLO 13 Launching Special Viewing Pass #2283. Unnamed, but most likely presented to Cleveland Newspaper Reporter Joseph Sikosky as it came with his APOLLO Soyuz Pass (see link below). The front of the pass is a picture of golden stallions racing through space above the Earth's orbit with the sun and moon in the background, reading: "APOLLO XIII EX LUNA, SCIENTIA" and across the top of the pass it reads: "KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, NASA". The reverse of the pass reads: "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration cordially welcomes you to the launch of Apollo 13. (Signed) Kurt H. Debus, Director Kennedy Space Center, NASA. This credential is issued to the bearer for his sole, exclusive, personal use, and is not transferable. After launch, it may be kept as a souvenir of the mission." The pass is #'d 2283.
VINTAGE: Circa April 1970
SIZE: Approximately 4" x 2 ½"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paper cardstock, ink, plastic pass protector, steel clip, and staple.
ATTACHMENT: Steel alligator style clip.
MARKINGS: No. 2283
ITEM NOTES: This is from a NASA collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VAJJX05 LBBEX12/14
CONDITION: 9 (ExcellentNear Mint): Pass shows hardly any wear, cardstock is in excellent condition with no rips or tears.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.