Lot #357
Gene Cernan

Apollo 17 ‘Lunar Surface Checklist’ page for procedures leading up to cabin depressurization
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Apollo 17 ‘Lunar Surface Checklist’ page for procedures leading up to cabin depressurization

Flown double-sided checklist page from the Apollo 17 LM “Lunar-Surface Checklist” used on the lunar surface. These particular checklist pages bear page numbers 4-5 and 4-6, and concern final preparations on the lunar surface prior to opening the LEM hatch and walking on the moon. The page starts at mission time 138:44 for the “Final Systems Prep,” and continues to “Helmet/Glove Donning (12 Min) at 138:51” providing step-by-step instructions for the astronauts to secure their helmets and gloves, as well as the safety checks. Final instructions at 139:07 is for “Cabin Depress (3 Min),” one of the final tasks before opening the hatch of the LEM on the lunar surface. The pages measure 5.5 x 8, and bear Gene Cernan’s signed flight certification stamp attesting to the fact this page was on the moon aboard the LM “Challenger.” Removably presented on a 13 x 19 color presentation bearing a photograph of Cernan holding the complete check list from which this page originated. In fine condition, with three punch holes along bottom edge. Flown lunar artifacts from any mission are highly desirable, with this page leading right up to Cernan’s space walk. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RRAuction COA.

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  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #366 - Ended January 20, 2011

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