MANNED LUNAR LANDING PROFILESINSCRIBED.
EACH CRITICAL STEP OF MAN'S VOYAGE TO THE MOON.
Lunar Landing Mission Profile. Large lithograph, folded. 11 x 30 inches. U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) identification "8 69 80 3."
Undoubtedly one of the best visual representations of the flight procedures required to accomplish the Apollo lunar landing. There are 85 labeled steps illustrating the complexity of a lunar mission. The outward bound journey starts with the Saturn V launch and placement of CSM / LM into earth orbit, the engine burn to place these vehicles on a trajectory to the moon. Then it depicts possible mid-course corrections and the all important insertion into lunar orbit. The method to accomplish the moon landing and return are shown with dual lunar drawings. The remaining events are the steps to leave lunar orbit and return to Earth with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by RUSTY SCHWEIKART at the Upper Earth Orbit Area: "First Manned Lunar Module Flight, Rusty Schweikart, Apollo 9 LM 3." Near the Profile Center Section by JAMES LOVELL: "First Men to the Moon! James Lovell, Apollo 8, We Have A Problem! Apollo 13." Above the Upper Lunar Drawing Right Side by ALAN BEAN: "PinPoint Landing Near Surveyor III, Alan Bean, Apollo XII." Near the Earth Orbit Area by RICHARD GORDON: "Mission to the Ocean of Storms Richard Gordon, Apollo XII." At the Lower Profile Center Section by FRED HAISE: "Planned Third Lunar Landing But BOOM! Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP." Near the Earth Orbit Area by EDGAR MITCHELL: "Flight with Alan Shepard the only Mercury Astronaut to walk on the Moon Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 LMP." Near the Lower Lunar Orbit Drawing by AL WORDEN: "Three days at Hadley Rille and First Use of the Lunar Rover Al Worden, Apollo 15 CMP." At the Profile Center by CHARLES DUKE: "First Landing in the Lunar Highlands Descartes. Charles M. Duke, Jr. Apollo 16 LMP." To the right of the Profile Title by GENE CERNAN: "First LM to Lunar Orbit, Apollo X. Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII."