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Apollo Astronauts

Unique CSM News Reference guide signed by 15 Apollo astronauts, including seven moonwalkers

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Unique CSM News Reference guide signed by 15 Apollo astronauts, including seven moonwalkers

Loose-leaf official North American Rockwell/NASA Manned Spacecraft Center news reference manual in its original folder, over 300 pages with extensive diagrams and photographs, 9 x 11.25, signed on two pages by a total of 15 Apollo astronauts, all of whom add their missions: "Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7," "Wally Schirra, Apollo 7," "James Lovell, Ap 8, Ap 13," "Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9," "Dave Scott, Apollo 9 + 15," "Tom Stafford, Apollo 10," "Gene Cernan, Apollo X-XVII," "Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI," "Charles Conrad, Jr., Apollo XII," "Alan Bean, Apollo 12," "Richard Gordon, Apollo XII," "Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP," "Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14," "Al Worden, Apollo 15," and "Charlie Duke, Apollo 16." The sections of the comprehensive, well-illustrated guide are separated by 35 multi-colored tabbed dividers, labeled to identify various aspects of the program and spacecraft including "Launch Vehicles," "The Moon," "Command Module," "Service Module," "Lunar Module," "Docking," "Earth Landing," "Environmental Control, "Telecommunications," "Reliability and Training," "Apollo Manufacturing," and many more. Includes two large fold-out sheets showing the interior of the Command Module and the full CSM with escape tower, with over 38 identification labels. July 1971 revised update pages are included. In fine condition, with some wrinkling to a few of the pages. A decidedly unique volume, boasting fifteen autographs that represent every manned Apollo mission.

Designed to assist the print, radio, and television news media to inform the public about the Apollo Command and Service Module (CSM). Divided into five parts defined by separate colored tab dividers. Part one has gray tabbed section and covers general information on the spacecraft vehicles with lunar flight data. Part two with yellow tabs gives extensive details on all the Apollo modules including the LM. Part three with dark orange tabs contains descriptions of vehicle equipment and major system operations. Part four with light orange tabs covers critical operations and support. Part five with brown tabs lists information on key personnel, subcontractors, the CSM contract, an Apollo chronology, plus an index.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021

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