APOLLO 11 PREFLIGHT ACTION ITEMS.
Lot 160
APOLLO 11 PREFLIGHT ACTION ITEMS.
Sold for US$ 1,586 inc. premium

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

New York
Lot Details
APOLLO 11 PREFLIGHT ACTION ITEMS.
APOLLO 11 PREFLIGHT ACTION ITEMS.
"Apollo 11 Preflight Action Items." MSC Internal Document, May 29, 1969. Upwards of 75 pp. 11 by 8½ inches. Heavy card stock cover, punched and tabbed.

Signed by Buzz Aldrin as LMP on front cover, a critical document that assisted the timely departure of Apollo 11.
There are over 130 manuscript notes in various hands logging the results or status of various action items. Issues include "Open Engineering" such as space suit modifications (mods), PLSS mods, biological isolation garment mods, and life raft changes. A LM problem list contains the status of the guidance computer, water gun issues, the PLSS interface and oxygen leaks, cabin fan, carbon dioxide sensor, and various valves and assemblies. There were similar problems with the CSM such as water tank and relief value issues, COAS, and camera mounting problems. An "Open Issues" section addresses UV visor protection concerns, whether lunar surface items will be too hot to be handled by space suit gloves ("Yes, they will be too hot!"), space suit donning exercise, the reason for Armstrong's intra-vehicular glove change, Aldrin's helmet inspection, the status of the crew's emergency oxygen masks, and bio-instrumentation.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items