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Item 689 - Apollo 17 Catalog 409 (May 2013)

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Flown two-sided checklist page from the Apollo 17 ‘LM Contingency Procedures’ flight manual, 5.5 x 8, identified as page 5-11 and 5-12, titled at the top, “Secondary Glycol Configuration (Lunar Surface),” signed vertically in blue felt tip, “Aboard Challenger on the Moon, Gene Cernan.” The handbook from which this page originates was stowed aboard the Lunar Module Challenger during its three-day stay on the moon in December 1972, the last time man set foot on the lunar surface. This page comes from the ‘Special Procedures’ section of the checklist, and covers steps to be carried out following a failure of the LM's primary Glycol System. In such a scenario, the checklist calls for “Lift-off next best opportunity.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a CD with thorough documentation evidencing the chain-of-ownership of the page as part of the complete checklist, as well as images of each page of the manual as flown. The checklist originated from the personal collection of Gene Cernan. An incredible item that has actually been to the lunar surface and demonstrates the immediate implications of hardware failure that could have been catastrophic. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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