The Spoils of Spaceflight

Space-faring artifacts sold at an April auction drew bucks big and small

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A packet of dehydrated pineapple-grapefruit drink that flew on Apollo 13 sold for $3965. Because of the explosion that cut off electrical power in the command module, the astronauts could not draw water—or heat it—to rehydrate their food; instead, they ate foods that did not require rehydration. The small blue Velcro square [bottom right] indicates that the drink was assigned to Fred Haise.
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