Description 2.63" X 4" gold Mylar and Velcro rectangle. Has code printed on one side - 49671-zz97888-503, S/N 016, PL REV, and white stickers H,B. some wear shows on the corners. Item is in good condition.
Provenance Item has little provenance. Shipped from Houston, TX. Currently held in the Orland Park Public Library NASA Special Collection. Unit barcode and archival box is shared with Crew Pref, Watch G-Shock.* Part of order #4.
Purpose Mylar blankets and insulation of all sizes were originally used to protect Skylab from overheating. As our piece is only 2 5/8" X 4" it was probably used to protect or insulate a small piece of equipment.
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Description 5.5" Silver tone metal with rubber band wrapped around it. Item is in good condition.
Provenance Shipped from LBJ Space Center in Houston Texas. Currently Held at the Orland Park Public Library NASA Special Collection. Box contains both patch and pen. Not flown. Item is part of order #8-2.
Purpose Ballpoint pens are specifically designed with space missions in mind: old fashioned rely on gravity for ink flow. The ink cartridge allows the pen to be used in microgravity, and the rubber band most likely kept the pen from floating away.
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Description 18.5" X 15.25" mahogany framed, red and black matted, set of mounted pins. Frame has knicks and scratches on all four sides. On back: item is professionally framed with glued facing paper and wall hardware. Eight tears are present. The bottom, left corner is folded up. One 1.5" X 2.75" red tag is wired to the hanging hardware, "V# 3053-002, Line item 6." One 2.5" X 1" green label and one 4" X 2" white label, are affixed to the bag. For label information see photograph. Item is in good condition.
Provenance Sent from Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Currently held at the Orland Park Public Library NASA Special Collection. Part of order #29.
Purpose Houston submitted a bid and created a campaign to host the 2012 Olympics. These pins were created as part of the campaign.
Description 4" X 6" walnut plaque with hard plastic tag, "I SAW THE MOON LAUNCH, JULY 16, 1969, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA." Silver and black tone medallion lower down has etching of Apollo rocket on launch pad, "NASA SATURN V APOLLO 11. Item is in very good condition.
Provenance Item given anonymously. It is stored with Certificate, Apollo 11 Flight, Moon Flight Certificate.
Purpose A commemorative plaque, for display purposes only.
Description 5.63" diameter white plastic molded cover. Item includes a red washer and a JR imprint in the center. Pink plastic bag with two inventory tags and one white plastic opaque bag with an inventory bag are included. Item is in good condition.
Provenance Shipped from LBJ Space Center. Currently held in the Orland Park Public Library NASA Special Collection. Not flown. Item is in original condition. Part of order # 2.
Purpose This sort of plastic seal has a rubbery lip to keep the seal air tight, though external vessel seals must be much stronger to resist vacuum.
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Description 4.5" X 3" X 2" hard clear plastic device with shaving head, cover, internal gears with bleck and chrome wingnut on back. Imprint in plastic, "Brevete S.G.D.G., Made in Monaco." Black vinyl case with metal zipper and torn seam included. Item is in very good condition.
Provenance Donated to the library by Orland Park resident, John R. Meister along with hard-copy internet history of the artifact. We have no evidence that the item was flown.
Purpose Although shaving systems were put into use during the Gemini mission they went relatively unused until the Apollo 10 mission. Our shaver model came into use around the Apollo 14 mission but there is no information concerning the use by NASA of our actual artifact.
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Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 U.S.A.