Lot #196
Apollo 13: Lovell and Haise

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Estimate: $1000+


First edition Command/Service Module Orbit Monitor Chart used in training for the Apollo 13 mission, comprising 20 lunar map plates (each 10.5 x 8) taped end-to-end in a loop, signed on separate plates in black felt tip, "James Lovell, Apollo 13 CDR,” who draws an arrow to lunar mountain Mount Marilyn and writes, “I named Mt. Marilyn on Apollo 8. Used as a descent point for Apollo 11,” and “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP,” who adds an X to the projected landing site and writes, “‘This training used map displays our east to west proposed flight tracks to the Fra Mauro landing site.’” The Apollo 11 landing site has also been marked and noted. The chart's legend reads: "CSM Orbit Monitor Chart, Apollo 13, Launch Dates 11 April or 10 May 1970, SKB 32100083-372, S/N, 1st Edition, 1 March 1970." In very good to fine condition, with areas of toning due to affixed tape.

Accompanying the chart is an ALS from Marilyn Lovell, who relays the story of when her husband informed her that he had named a lunar mountain in her honor, in part: “I was very touched by this event. Yes, it was a romantic and emotional gesture for a man who was about to be one of the first men to circle the moon.” A desirable twice-signed and lengthily annotated chart used in training for the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, which is augmented furthermore by its unique Mount Marilyn background.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021

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