Lot 5113: Jack Lousma’s Pair of STS-3 Flown Ascent Cue Cards

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:08:27

Lot 5113: Flown pair of cue cards carried on the Space Shuttle Columbia during the STS-3 mission: a double-sided card headed "OMS 1 Targets" and "OMS 2 Targets," bearing several affixed swatches of Velcro to both sides, 8 x 6.75, listing procedures enabling the commander to determine the action to take in case of main engine failure; and a single-sided card headed "Ascent ADI—Nominal," bearing two swatches of Velcro affixed to the reverse, 7 x 6.5, enabling the commander to determine if overriding action must be taken to control the trajectory of the Space Shuttle during its boost to orbit. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a detailed handwritten and signed letter of provenance from Lousma, in part: "The two Ascent Cue Cards that accompany this letter were both flown and used by the crew aboard the STS-3 missions during March 22–30, 1982. These cards…are used for quick reference and decision-making when failures occur in this 'dynamic phase' of flight." RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455 Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1500 - 2000
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