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Item 706 - Gene Cernan Catalog 419 (Nov 2013)

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Flown checklist page from the ‘Modular Activation’ section of the LM Contingency Procedures flight manual carried on board Apollo 17, one page both sides, 8 x 5.5, signed in blue felt tip, “Aboard during last lunar landing, Gene Cernan.” This page, numbered 2-36, is labeled ‘Docked APS [Ascent Propulsion System] Burn’ at the top, and illustrates the necessary circuit breaker set-switch positions in the event that the crew needed to abort during insertion into lunar orbit, had their LM descent engine been unable to provide sufficient thrust for escape velocity from the lunar gravity environment. 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. Items flown with the moonwalker crews to the lunar surface are among the rarest of all space collectibles, with this checklist being particularly important as it is from man’s last trip to the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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