RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Bidding Closes Thursday December 12
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends December 12th
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Mar 4
Feb 22
Mar 12
Mar 19
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 6
May 14
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Aug 5
Aug 13
Sep 9
Sep 17
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 4
Nov 12
Dec 2
Dec 10
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 6056 - Gene Kranz’s Console-Used Mercury Manual Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $5,381.43 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Gene Kranz’s personally-owned and -used Project Mercury manual entitled “Network Operations Directive 61-1,” 11 x 10, November 30, 1961, signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “From my console in Mercury Control, Gene Kranz.” The first page is headed “For Official Use Only” on the cover and “Copy No. 30” on the first page, and the manual consists of a general overview of a variety of topics and operations procedures, including: “Concept of Operations,” “Network Operations Procedures,” “Radar Systems,” “Telemetry Plan,” “Command Control Plan,” “Radio Interference Protection,” “Communications Plan,” “Data Handling Plan,” “Analog and Digital Systems,” “Logistics,” “Failure Analysis,” “Maintenance Procedures,” “Weather,” and others. The manual bears a few small handwritten annotations throughout. In very good to fine condition, with a small bit of paper loss to upper edge of the cover and toning to front binder plastic. Kranz’s first position with NASA was as a Mission Control procedures officer for the unmanned Mercury-Redstone 1 test, a position which saw him integrating Mercury Control with the Launch Control Team at Cape Canaveral, Florida, as well as creating the "Go/NoGo" procedures that allowed missions to proceed as planned or be aborted. Kranz performed this role for all unmanned and manned Mercury flights, and was later promoted to Assistant Flight Director for the flight of MA-7. A wonderful signed working manual from the personal collection of the man who helped coordinate the safety of America’s earliest astronauts. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.