Apollo 11 Landing Site, MSC Internal Mare Tranqillitatis Chart
Lot 216
TRANQUILITY BASE.
Sold for US$ 3,965 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
TRANQUILITY BASE.
A chart of the Mare Tranqillitatis, captioned simply "MSC-6132-69," 22 by 17 inches.

A chart of the area where man first landed on the moon, with inscriptions by the Lunar Module Pilot and Mission Control Capsule Communicator. All larger craters are identified and with elevation contours plotted. Inscribed by Aldrin with: "'Contact light', first words from the lunar surface, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI," and marked with an X at the landing site. Apollo 11 CapCom Charles Duke has also inscribed "Roger, Tranquillity, We copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue! We're breathing again. Thanks a lot! Charles M. Duke, Jr., Apollo 11 Capcom." This was the statement transmitted by Duke after Neil Armstrong's historic words of: "Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed!"
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