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Item 6398 - Jack King's Apollo 11 Press Kit Catalog 526 (Apr 2018)

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Staple-bound NASA-printed Apollo 11 press kit, 8 x 10.5, 250 pages, dated June 26, 1969. The manual provides detailed information and diagrams related to the first moonwalks, and is divided into several sections: General Release, Apollo 11 Countdown, Launch Events, Apollo 11 Mission Events, Mission Trajectory and Maneuver Description, Recovery Operations, Quarantine, Schedule for Transport of Samples, Spacecraft & Crew, Lunar Receiving Laboratory Procedures Timeline, Apollo 11 Go/No-Go Decision Points, Apollo 11 Alternate Missions, Abort Modes, Onboard Television, Photographic Tasks, Lunar Description, Command and Service Module Structure, Systems, Lunar Module Structures, Weight, Saturn V Launch Vehicle Description & Operation, Apollo 11 Crew, Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package, Apollo Lunar Radioisotopic Heater, Apollo Launch Operations, Launch Complex 39, Manned Space Flight Network, Contamination Control, Apollo Program Management, and Principle Investigators and Investigations of Lunar Surface Samples. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Jack King, who served as the Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. King provided public announcements and commentary for several of the mission launches, including the announcement of the Apollo 11 launch, which earned him the nickname ‘Voice of Apollo.’ Originating from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a portion of the proceeds for the sale of this item will be donated to the ASF.

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