LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT HALF TONE DIAGRAM – SIGNED.
Lot 1117
LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM—SIGNED.
US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£710 - 1,100
Auction Details
Lot Details
LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM—SIGNED.
Diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES). 27 x 19 inches.

An extensively illustrated drawing showing internal equipment and structures of the CSM. Over 30 individual components are identified. The side hatch, docking probe, main display console, and attitude control rocket engines are just a few of the components identified with the Command Module. The Service Module has the high gain antenna, large propulsion system engine nozzle, multiple pressure tanks, fuel cells, and the "quad" attitude control rocket engines clearly shown.
The 33 foot long LES was the means of escaping the Saturn booster rocket in the event of a catastrophic malfunction. It employed a four nozzle, solid propellant rocket system to pull the Command Module away from the booster. Several components are identified including the pitch control motor, the "Q-Ball," and dual canards that provided aerodynamic lift to move the CM out of an exploding booster's path.
Boldly SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual CM and Apollo flight numbers by RUSTY SCHWEIKART, RICHARD GORDON, FRED HAISE and AL WORDEN.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Matthew Haley
    Specialist - Space History
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3817