Official NASA printed Final Apollo 11 Lunar Operations Plan, dated June 27, 1969, 8 x 10.5, 184 pages, staple-bound, providing a minute-by-minute plan for the time astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were to spend on the lunar surface. First page bears photocopied signatures of H. W. Wood, Jr., R. G. Zedekar, H. A. Kuehnel, C. H. Woodling, W. J. North, and Deke Slayton. Introduction states, “This Final Edition…defines equipment requirements, crew/equipment interfaces, and final flight planning and crew activities for lunar surface EVA operations during the first manned lunar mission.” One page inside provides instructions for Armstrong to step foot on the moon, “Descend to footpad…Step to Surface.” In fine condition. Given the typical wear of NASA-printed manuals, this is an exceptionally clean and desirable example. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.
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