TRACKING AND COMMUNICATIONS CHART FOR SCHIRRA'S FLIGHT - SIGNED.
Lot 1058
TRACKING SCHIRRA'S FLIGHT—SIGNED. MA-8 Tracking and Communications Networks flight chart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1962.
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TRACKING SCHIRRA'S FLIGHT—SIGNED. MA-8 Tracking and Communications Networks flight chart,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1962.
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TRACKING SCHIRRA'S FLIGHT—SIGNED.
MA-8 Tracking and Communications Networks flight chart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1962. 27 x 23 inches, folded to 9 x 11 inches for distribution.

Two global maps illustrating the orbital ground track for the Mercury spacecraft and the network routing for spacecraft communications. The orbit track map shows the ground station coverage areas, while the other map shows the network routing between tracking ships and fixed ground stations. Additional illustrations and text describe tracking functions and flight mission phases.
SIGNED by WALLY SCHIRRA with "[Sigma] 7" near the upper left corner.
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