Lot 548: Flown single-sided cue card carried into lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission, 4 x 7, signed and flight-certified along the right border in blue ballpoint, "Flown into lunar orbit for 6 days during Apollo 15, Dave Scott CDR." The card is headed "SIM Pwr Down" and provides procedures for shutting down the instruments in the SIM Bay, listing equipment such as "Map Cam," "Laser Altm," "Gamma Ray Exp," "Pan Cam," and "X-Ray." A swatch of Velcro is affixed to the reverse so that it could be attached to various panels within the spacecraft. In very good condition, with stains to the lower half. Accompanied by an extremely detailed signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: "I hereby certify that the 'SIM PWR DOWN' Cue Card included with this letter was flown aboard Apollo 15…The Cue Card lists a precise sequence of operations to power down (or turn off) the prime scientific instruments contained in the Service Module Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay…This 'SIM PWR DOWN' Cue Card has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth." His letter also provides comprehensive information about the functions of the different instruments listed on this card, with special attention paid to the X-Ray Spectrometer, which was used for both lunar surface operations and to investigate the potential existence of 'Black Holes.'
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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