Lot #37
Otto Berg's Apollo Project Correspondence

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Two thick binders of Otto Berg's correspondence and memoranda affiliated with Project Apollo, mostly pertaining to his development of the Apollo 17 Lunar Ejecta and Meteorites (LEAM) experiment. One folder is annotated on the front, "Save this folder at all costs!! My memos to and from the Apollo Project," containing hundreds of pages (originals, carbon copies, and contemporary photocopies) of paperwork dated from 1970 to 1974, regarding the ALSEP, Berg's Apollo 17 LEAM experiment and its resultant data, the Apollo space suit, and related materials. Includes a photocopy of a memo by James McDivitt, and an original letter signed in blue ballpoint by scientist-astronaut Robert A. Parker, in part: "I am working on the Support Crew as Mission Scientist for Apollo XVII. As Mission Scientist I will be serving as the most direct link between the crew and the scientific community, especially the various principal investigators."

The other bracket-bound file consists of internal memoranda from Bendix regarding the ALSEP (Array E) carried to the moon and deployed on the lunar surface during Apollo 17. The paperwork consists primarily of contemporary photocopies of meeting minutes, change request forms, action items, and other materials related to the preliminary design review of the ALSP (Array E) held at Bendix on February 16-19, 1971. In overall very good to fine condition, with various annotations and some light soiling throughout.

From the collection of Dr. Otto Berg.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: #650 - Ended December 15, 2022