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Apollo 16 Flown lunar surface EVA retractable tether ‘yo-yo’

11 Nov

Flown complete EVA retractable tether ‘yo-yo’ used on the lunar surface by Apollo 16 Commander John Young. The 2 x 1 x 1 spring container is stamped “SEB33100291-305, S/N 1021” and retains its original brown strap used to attach it to Young’s space suit. Container holds a 35″ retractable cord which connects to an eyelet of a double-jawed spring-closing mechanism with an incorporated eyelet for attachment to the tether cord. Inside of the clamp is stamped, “SEB33100292-302, S/N 1021.” In fine condition.

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