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Item 6296 - Saturn I Signed Countdown Manual: Schirra, von Braun, and DeBus Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Spiral-bound Saturn I Countdown revision A manual, 80 pages, 8.75 x 11, dated January 16, 1964, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Wernher von Braun, in black ballpoint by Kurt H. Dubus, and in pencil by Wally Schirra. First page consists of a “Launch Operations Test,” dated December 6, 1963, with test number “7–LLVI–100” for the SA–5 rocket, the first launch of the Block II Saturn I rocket. The manual consists of ten sections: Countdown Bar Graph, TV Camera Locations, Umbilical Tower TV Camera Locations, Station Code Identification, Complex 37 Communications, Manual Power Plant Cutoff, Automatic Malfunction Cutoffs, AC Power Failure, and Launch Countdowns Parts 1 and 2. The introduction page, in part: “This Countdown Manual is the official schedule to be utilized by the operational personnel directly involved in the launch preparation of Saturn Space Vehicle SA–5.” Ownership pencil notation to upper right corner of front cover. In very good to fine condition, with some light foxing to cover. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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