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Lot #4067
Apollo 8 Preliminary CSM Flight Crew Abbreviated Checklist

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Official bracket-bound NASA checklist entitled "Preliminary Apollo CSM Flight Crew Abbreviated Checklist," prepared by the Manned Spacecraft Center's Mission Training Section, 6˝ x 8˝ x 1.5˝, December 1, 1967/August 15, 1968, marked on the front cover in felt tip, "Apollo #8, Launch 12-21-68." The front cover is annotated in type: "This checklist replaces the Preliminary Block II CSM Checklist, dated August 18, 1967, for use in CSM 103 and on." The abbreviated checklist is divided into sections for "Launch," "Preliminary G/N Dictionary (Colossus)," "Extravehicular Activity (TBD)," "Rendezvous (TBD)," and "Entry." In fine condition, with edge toning to the covers and general wear from use.

From December 21–27, 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft, CSM-103, carried astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders on the first-ever crewed spaceflight to the moon. They completed ten lunar orbits, becoming the first humans to witness the far side of the moon, and captured one of the enduring photographs of the 20th century: 'Earthrise.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration and Aviation
  • Dates: #691 - Ended April 25, 2024