Lot #2409
Apollo and Space Shuttle Manuals

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Estimate: $200+


Group lot of three uncommon NASA manuals for the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs:

A stapled 23-page manual entitled “Development of the Apollo Egress Trainer,” written by Paul H. Kruppenbacher, dated January 1971, with sections related to Design and Construction and Apollo Egress Trainer Applications.

A staple-bound manual entitled “Systems Test Report for Evaluation of the Apollo Command Module Sea Water Pump,” dated April 10, 1969, prepared by the Landing and Recovery Division, Recovery Systems Branch at the Manned Spacecraft Center, which mainly consists of 10 figures and five appendices—General Test Requirements, Test Information Release (SC 007A), Test Information Release (B/P 1102A), Sea Water Pump Control Drawing, and Sea Water Pump Design Specification.

A staple-bound 33-page manual entitled “A Preliminary Study of Liquid Hydrogen Logistics for Space Shuttle Ferry Operations,” dated July 20, 1970, prepared by the Landing and Recovery Division at the Manned Spacecraft Center, with includes the sections: Properties and Hazards of Hydrogen, Liquid Hydrogen Distribution, Designed Considerations in Using Liquid Hydrogen Fueled Air-Breathing Engines, and Operational Considerations in Using Liquid Hydrogen as the Air-Breathing Engine Fuel.

In overall fine condition. From the personal collection of Paul Kruppenbacher, a member of the NASA Houston Landing and Recovery Division who trained Apollo astronauts in water recovery procedures and was deployed on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers for crew and spacecraft recovery operations.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020