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Lot 146
THE BEGINNING OF THEIR LUNAR JOURNEY.
Sold for US$ 3,660 inc. premium

Lot Details
THE BEGINNING OF THEIR LUNAR JOURNEY.
"Apollo Earth Orbit Chart (AEO). Apollo Mission 11 - For July 1969 Launch Dates." Color Earth maps, 3 sheets. Each are 13½ x 41½ inches in size.



Series of three Earth charts, each annotated by Buzz Aldrin, plotting each orbital path of the Apollo 11 vehicle after launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Orbital paths on all three sheets show the full launch range azimuths of 72 to 108 degrees. The circular plots in black indicate the ground communication coverage areas. The circular ones in red are tracking ships. Sheet 1 plots the launch path leaving Florida and the initial earth orbit. SIGNED: "Buzz Aldrin, LMP." Sheet 2 plots the entire second earth orbit and shows the path of the first Translunar Injection (TLI) burn initiation opportunity. INSCRIBED: "GO or NO-GO?" by Aldrin emphasizing the critical decision required at this time. Sheet 3 has the possible third earth orbit and the second TLI burn initiation opportunity. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED: "Go for TLI! Buzz Aldrin."
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