Lot 9368: Impressive multi-color first edition Apollo 13 TransLunar TransEarth Trajectory Plotting Chart, 24 x 20, identifying the transearth course in green and the translunar course in purple, and signed in blue felt tip, "Our 'problem' occurred 200,000 miles from earth! 13 April 1970, Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP," who adds an "X" to the exact location in the flight when the service module oxygen tank exploded and crippled the lunar module Odyssey. Printed by NASA in 1970 prior to the Apollo 13 mission, the chart also features a detailed list of significant events as well as an informative Apollo 13 mission description. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Spacesource owner Greg Linebaugh. Highlighted by its bold inscription and wonderful appearance, this visually appealing plotting chart was used by astronauts, mission directors, and mission support personnel, and is one of only twenty signed by the Apollo 13 LMP.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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