APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK.
Lot 116
APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK–HOW TO FLY THE LUNAR MODULE.
Sold for US$ 3,050 inc. premium

Auction 17402: The Space Sale
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK–HOW TO FLY THE LUNAR MODULE.
Apollo Operations Handbook, Lunar Module (LM8 and 9), Volume II, Operational Procedures. Bethpage, NY: Grumman, June 11, 1970. Upwards of 800 pp. Diagrams, LM control panels on folding sheet. 10½ by 8 inches. Loose-leaf, punched.

The training handbook for astronauts, describing the step-by-step procedures for flying and operating the Apollo Lunar Module. Signed by Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Richard Gordon, Fred Haise, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, and Al Worden on front cover, all with their LM and mission numbers.
This handbook was tailored for LMs 8 and 9, but the basics are valid for all LMs. Covers systems activation, reference data, control modes, general operations of the guidance systems, procedures for lunar surface navigation, rendezvous, ascent and descent engine burns, reaction control system burns, and contingency procedures.
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