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Ken Havekotte
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posted 05-29-2014 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just came across a Jim Irwin spacesuit glove, or comfort, liner. Haven't had a chance yet to identify whether the white glove was used in training or actually flown or not, but the numbers on it are; A7L-103056-08, L/N 319, SIZE MREG, 74897, with IRWIN stamped on it. May have gotten from Irwin himself back in the 1980s.

Off hand, if any cS members can help to identify, would appreciate and many thanks!

4allmankind
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posted 05-29-2014 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm very certain his estate offered one, or both, of the flown gloves at Odyssey in the early-90's. I'll get back with you asap.

james f. ruddy
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posted 05-29-2014 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james f. ruddy   Click Here to Email james f. ruddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A James Irwin comfort glove was sold in an April 2006 Aurora auction. They listed it as flown, however there is a note in the catalog that I purchased that said "not flown".

The identification was listed as "A7L-1103056-07, L/N: 319 Size MREG 74897, Irwin."

Ken Havekotte
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posted 05-29-2014 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, but mine was not acquired by an auction. I may retrieve some notes made from it, if I can only locate them, as I had forgotten about having it for so many years.

Any other help would be appreciated, though, as I usually don't specialize in collecting spacesuit artifacts, but did own for many years a pair of used/flown lunar surface backpack PLSS straps.

moonnut
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posted 05-29-2014 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL, must be nice to stumble upon something like a possible flown Irwin artifact amongst your stuff, not remembering when you got it.

I found a twenty dollar bill in my pants pocket before I did the laundry once and thought... SCORE!!! You trumped that one. Hahaha

Ken Havekotte
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posted 05-30-2014 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, indeed, it's a comfort or a "rebirth" so-to-speak to me when locating an item either forgotten about or misplaced for so many years.

Being an avid collector for so many decades, though, some space artifacts and material have never been re-discovered or re-located.

I've had an early set — my first actually — of Apollo crew-signed insurance covers, a flown Apollo 9 Robbins medallion from Aldrin, and just recently a "lost" flame trench brick from Pad 39A that I remember seeing two months ago!

Any other "missing" space lots out there, or is it just me (LOL)?

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 05-31-2014 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm missing some items and it sounds like I may have accidentally left them at your house. It looks like I'll need to come down and "reclaim" them. Ha ha.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 05-31-2014 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll tell you what, Joel, next time you're visiting here on the Space Coast, C'mon over to my place(s) and if you find anything referred to, it's yours! I really do need to locate the "missing brick" that I was going to ask your help on anyway with a graphic design presentation.

Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 05-31-2014 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will look too lol!

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