Space & Aviation Auction
RR Auction’s May Space and Aviation sale is shaping up to be our best yet, with a premier offering of the Apollo 11 command module rotation control handle shared by Armstrong on the historic trip to and from the moon. Other notable items include: a visually stunning gold plated production representative example of the lunar traverse gravimeter used on Apollo 17, a portable life support system dust plug carried to the lunar surface on board the Apollo 12 lunar module Intrepid, a highly-prized flight plan page, notated in-flight by all three Apollo 11 crew members, and a spectacular pair of Apollo 17 flown two-sided cue cards explaining procedures for Cernan and Schmitt’s first EVA on the lunar surface. The space treasure continues with a highly important Apollo lunar module flight director attitude indicator, an exceptionally pristine Apollo 17 flown robbins medal with handwritten certification from Cernan, and a scarce Apollo Block 1 Control Panel. The over 800 lot auction, bursting with both rare flown artifacts and unique signed material, will take place from May 16 to May 23—the full preview will be available beginning April 26th.