Lot 5099: Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 Flown Descent Engine Throttle Schematic

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2015-06-29 15:08:43


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Lot 5099: Flown schematic for the descent engine throttling signal flow carried on the Apollo 17 mission, 10.5 x 37, signed and flight-certified in black felt tip, "Flown to the Lunar Surface in the Valley of Taurus Littrow, December 1972, Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII CMP." The schematic diagrams the signal flow for the engine throttling system, following the signal from the thrust hand controls at the left-hand stations of the CDR and LMP. In fine condition, with vertical folds as issued. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Cernan, in part: "This schematic drawing from Apollo 17 was flown to the surface of the moon aboard the Lunar Module Challenger…It was part of the LM Systems Data manual we carried along for troubleshooting and reference…The LM Systems Data manual is made up of 38 of these detailed schematic drawings." Also accompanied by a photo of Cernan in the Lunar Module next to the pouch where the manual was stored. RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $5000 - 7000
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