Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jun 13    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends June 13th
Sports Auction Preview
Begins Jun 14
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jun 28
Jul 11
Jul 19
Jul 26
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 30 - Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Used PLSS/RCU Cover Catalog 514 (Dec 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Estimate: $15,000.00 +
Sold Price: $12,376.18 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Portable Life Support System (PLSS) Remote Control Unit (RCU) dust cover, measuring 1.5″ in diameter and .5″ tall, featuring a black and silver stripe indicator on the top, a central nipple steel bolt in the center, and rim ridged in a diamond pattern for grip. The aluminum cap, with partially legible handwritten part numbers, was used to protect the PLSS-RCU connector from contamination due to lunar dust accumulated during each EVA on the lunar surface. In very good to fine condition.

Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: "l hereby certify that the Apollo 15 PLSS-RCU Electrical Connector Dust Cover included with this letter was an integral part of the PLSS that l used during the three periods of Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) on the surface of the Moon...This Portable Life Support System (PLSS) Dust Cover was a vital element in the protection of the electrical connection between the PLSS and the Remote Control Unit (RCU) which was mounted on the astronaut' s chest and used to monitor the condition and operations of the PLSS. Of particular concern was the pervasive dust that accumulated on the spacesuit and PLSS during the Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). Prior to donning the spacesuit, the Dust Cover was removed and temporarily stored in the onboard 'purse' for retrieval and replacement after each EVA. Alter the Dust Cover was removed, the RCU cable was attached after the spacesuit was donned. Upon re-entering the Lunar Module after an EVA the RCU was disconnected and the Dust Cover was placed over the PLSS connector to protect from dust contamination and potential malfunction of the connection between the PLSS and the RCU....This PLSS-RCU Connector Dust Cover has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth."

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.