Apollo 13 flown Bible sells for $62,500 at Heritage

An Apollo 13 and 14 Lunar module-flown Bible has sold for $62,500 at Heritage Auctions.

It proved the headline lot of a space memorabilia sale at the company's headquarters in Dallas on May 22.

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The Bible was flown aboard Apollo 13 and 14

The lot is one of 300 Bibles printed on microfilm and carried to the Moon, of which only around 100 remain. It's housed in an elaborate 22 karat gold case.

A letter of provenance from astronaut Edward D Mitchell and Apollo prayer league head James W Stout states: "After the flight, a portion of the Apollo 14 lunar-surface Bibles were cut-up into tiny 50-page text fragments, and presented to dignitaries.

"Fewer than 100 complete lunar-surface Bibles thus remain in existence today. This Intact Copy is one of only 12 Complete Lunar-Surface Bibles I have ever flight-certified to date!

"As a complete printed text, it is also among the first 12 astronaut flight-certified books ever carried by mankind to the surface of another world! This Holy Bible also remains one of the few objects on Earth ever flown twice to the Moon!"

Other top selling lots included a rare Apollo 11 Robbins medal (formerly belonging to ground crew member Jack Swigert) that sold for $50,000.

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