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Item 301 - Richard Gordon Catalog 419 (Nov 2013)

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Sold Price: $2,185.20 (includes buyer's premium)

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Prototype model of the controller that steered the Apollo spacecraft to the moon. Standing 6.5? tall, the rotational controller’s design was then evaluated by the astronaut office. Originating from the personal collection of astronaut Dick Gordon, and accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Gordon. That document reads in full: “This prototype of the Apollo Spacecraft rotational hand controller (RHC) was used by the astronaut office to evaluate its design and functions. From this evaluation, the final design of the RHC was determined. A unique feature of the design was that the RHC could be grasped without activating the transmission switch. I was intimately involved with this evaluation and decision from the final design. The prototype is from my personal collection.” RR Auction COA.

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