FLOWN Apollo 15 Lunar Module Film Magazine Storage Case
Lot 285
APOLLO 15 LM FILM MAGAZINE STOWAGE BAG.
Sold for US$ 36,600 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
APOLLO 15 LM FILM MAGAZINE STOWAGE BAG.
CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE.
Film magazine stowage bag, Beta cloth, 15 by 9 by 4 inches. With five large velcro-covered straps and velcro-sealed top edges. Labels on the top and side-pocket read respectively: "70MM FILM MAGAZINE" and "16MM FILM MAGAZINE." Together with a yellow paper North American Rockwell Corporation Space Division tag, reading in part: "TEMPORARY PARTS REMOVAL TAG ... Serial Number 16 & 70mm FILM STOWAGE BAG ... 10/13/71," with several inspection stamps.

One of the largest pieces of equipment to be brought back from the lunar surface after extensive use inside Lunar Module Falcon. Repeated handling by the crew has embedded lunar dust into the straps and outer edges.
This stowage case was housed on the right side of the LMP's flight station, and stored several 70mm and 16mm film magazines for photography outside the LM during EVA explorations. The Apollo 15 LM crew of Dave Scott and Jim Irwin performed three EVAs that lasted approximately 7 hours each. Dust kicked up by the lunar rover coated their suits; removing their suits back inside the LM, they transferred lunar dust on their hands to the straps and outer edges of this film stowage bag, leaving them a dirty gray color.
Included are copies of deaccession papers from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM).
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