Lot #8105
Apollo Lunar Module Control Panel

Control Panel #8 from the Lunar Module Ascent Stage
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Estimate: $20000+

Description

Control Panel #8 from the Lunar Module Ascent Stage

Apollo Lunar Module Control Panel #8 with most electrical umbilical cables to rear intact, measuring 31.25″x 8″x 11.5″, marked on the rear with red part numbers, "LDW340-28161-1, Assy 0002." The face features sections labeled "TV Camera Connect," "Explosive Devices," and "Audio." In the "Explosive Devices" area are three switches to actuate the Explosive Devices Subsystem, "Master Arm," "ASC He SEL," and "Stage Fire," which is concealed beneath a hinged black-and-yellow safety cap. In the "Audio" area are several volume knobs for various LM sound systems. On the front is a "Restraint System Stowage" label with anchor. In very good to fine condition.

This panel was a test article, and includes thermal couples used to evaluate performance when exposed to simulated vibration and temperature extremes. While a number of switches are no longer present, the rear of the panel retains intact most of the electrical umbilicals and Beta cloth-covered connectors. The panel would have been mounted to the left of the Commander's station, and contains switches to actuate the Explosive Devices Subsystem, Descent Propulsion, and Audio.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #581 - Ended April 16, 2020