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Lot #8189
Apollo 11 ALSEP 2 Manual

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Staple-bound NASA manual entitled "Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Payload Systems Handbook, EASEP (ALSEP 2)," prepared by the Flight Control Division at Houston's Manned Spacecraft Center and dated April 28, 1969, 84 pages, 8 x 10.5, with upper right bearing an ownership notation, "J. H. Cooper, FC-9." In addition to various fold-out tables, figures, and drawings, the manual consists of 10 sections: Introductory Information, General Description, Structural/Thermal Control Subsystem, Electrical Power Subsystem, Command Subsystem, Telemetry Subsystem, Dust Detector Subsystem, Passive Seismic Experiment (SO 31), Solar Wind Composition Experiment (SO 80), and Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector Experiment (LRRR). This manual is intended for specialized use by Experiments Flight Controllers in real-time and near-real-time operations. Also includes a 23-page "EASEP Press Backgrounder" published by Bendix Aerospace Systems Division. In fine condition, with back cover neatly clipped. Accompanied by a letter of provenance: "This document belonged to my uncle, John F. Cooper. He worked at NASA-Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX from the mid-1960s to January 1973, primarily as a geology-specialist flight controller. He was also involved in the development of the Lunar Rover Vehicle."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
  • Dates: #559 - Ended June 20, 2019