COOPER'S LUNAR MODULE EQUIPMENT BLUEPRINT – SIGNED
Lot 1178
COOPER'S LUNAR MODULE EQUIPMENT BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. "Lunar Return Equipment." Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Bethpage, NY.
US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£890 - 1,200
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COOPER'S LUNAR MODULE EQUIPMENT BLUEPRINT—SIGNED.
"Lunar Return Equipment." Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Bethpage, NY. Blueprint. 11 x 16 inches. Scale "none."

Two drawings show the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA) with the position locations of the Sample Return Container (to hold lunar dust and rocks) and the Lunar Transfer Bag (used to bring samples and other items back inside the LM). The MESA allowed astronauts easy access to LM stored equipment while working on the lunar surface.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by GORDON COOPER: "From my LM notebook, Gordon Cooper, Apollo X B.U. CDR, LM 4." Additionally SIGNED by BUZZ ALDRIN, ALAN BEAN, FRED HAISE, EDGAR MITCHELL and CHARLES M. DUKE, JR. and INSCRIBED with their mission numbers.
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