Lot 5059: Alan Bean’s Apollo 12 Flown Data Bag

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2015-06-29 15:09:08

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Lot 5059: Large flown beta cloth data and checklist bag carried on Apollo 12, 10 x 11.5, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip, "Flown on Intrepid to the Moon by Pete and me, Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LMP." The bag has a beta cloth flap with snap closure and a labeled patch, "LM XFER," with another on the main body reading: "SEB 32100025–303, S/N 1021." Faded ink notations in Bean's hand and partially behind signature, reads: "Used Cards & Data Books." In fine condition, with some light soiling and expected scattered wear from use. Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Bean and Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon, in full: "Flown with Conrad, Gordon, and Bean to the Moon aboard Yankee Clipper and Intrepid, November, 1969. This Beta Cloth Bag was used by Pete and me to transfer data and checklists from the Command Module to the Lunar Module prior to landing on the Moon." This sizable flown Beta bag once contained an assortment of essential data charts and checklists instrumental in the success of Conrad and Bean's day-long survey of the lunar surface. RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $4000 - 6000
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