Lot 5042: Gene Cernan’s Apollo 10 Flown Map

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2015-06-29 15:09:19

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Lot 5042: Flown lunar surface target of opportunity flight chart used during the Apollo 10 mission, 12 x 33, signed and flight-certified in blue felt tip, "Flown to the Moon on Apollo X, on LM Snoopy, Gene Cernan." The map depicts and labels different craters and areas of the lunar surface with photo coverage indicators, and there are several in-flight notations near the bottom in blue and purple felt tip, as well as a few near the top. Horizontal folds throughout (one passing through the signature), creases and wear to edges, and tape to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Cernan, in part: "I certify that this Apollo 10 photo reconnaissance map section was flown aboard that mission, used by me and mission commander Tom Stafford in the LM for the purpose of finding a landing site for Apollo 11." RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $4000 - 6000
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