Lot #3010
Wally Schirra's Apollo 1 Training Chart

Wally Schirra's training-used Apollo 1 flight chart
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Estimate: $500+

Description

Wally Schirra's training-used Apollo 1 flight chart

Wally Schirra's first edition of the "Apollo Flight Chart / Base Chart" used in training as backup commander of the Apollo 1 mission, 40.25 x 10, signed in blue felt tip, "Apollo 1 Training Chart, Wally Schirra, Back-up CDR, Apollo 1." Prepared for NASA by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, January 1967, the chart's coverage area is 38 degrees North and South latitude, with a full 360 degrees of longitude, scale 1:40,000,000. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned typed provenance statement by Schirra on his personal letterhead, in part: "Enclosed with this note is a chart I used during training as back-up Commander for the Apollo 1 mission. It is chilling to read that this chart was printed in early January 1967. On the 27th day of that month, my good friend Gus Grissom and his crew of Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a spacecraft fire at Pad 34 at the Kennedy Space Center. It would take NASA and our Space Industry team almost 22 months to analyze and correct all the problems associated with the Apollo spacecraft. I was then selected to command the first manned Apollo flight which was named Apollo 7."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021





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