Flown lunar map plate carried into lunar orbit on board the Apollo 12 CSM Yankee Clipper. Plate measures 10.25 x 7 and shows the orbital tracks of revolutions 39, 42, and 45. Signed in black felt tip, “Flown to the moon on Apollo XII! Richard Gordon, CMP.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Gordon, which reads, in part: “The section of lunar map that accompanies this letter is taken from the Apollo XII Command and Service Module Orbital Photo Chart ‘B.’ It shows late orbit ground tracks of revolutions 39, 42 and 45 over the surface of the moon…I hereby declare that this map was flown and used by myself during the flight of Apollo 12 in Lunar Orbit.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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