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A13_0062 Apollo 13 Sandwiches

This odd picture (purchased at auction with no explanatory material) is a total mystery. Any information regarding it would be welcome. Given Fred Haise's complaints about the food (see A13_0046 in this gallery), it seems unlikely that these sandwiches flew on Apollo 13. The infamous surreptitious sandwich on Gemini 3 (1965) caused so much trouble that NASA might have abandoned the idea of space sandwiches altogether. However, it is known that Pete Conrad had a sandwich placed in his Apollo 12 spacesuit on launch day; see NASA Image No. KSC-69PC-640, posted on the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal website (www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/).

 

This image is part of a collection to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 Mission.

 

The San Diego Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 2015 Centennial of the Pan American Exposition by honoring one of the most memorable space flights in history. The Apollo 13 crew, astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise, join the San Diego Air & Space Museum Saturday, March 21st for a rare 45th Anniversary Celebration appearance and personal recap of their historic mission. The celebration also honors the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo race to the moon and those people who made it happen.

 

---Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum

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