THE START OF A JOURNEY TO THE MOON
Lot 1193
THE START OF A JOURNEY TO THE MOON. Apollo Earth Orbit Chart (AEO). Apollo Mission 11 ... For July 1969 Launch Dates. Color Earth maps, 3 sheets. 13½ x 41½ inches each.
Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium

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THE START OF A JOURNEY TO THE MOON.
Apollo Earth Orbit Chart (AEO). Apollo Mission 11 ... For July 1969 Launch Dates. Color Earth maps, 3 sheets. 13½ x 41½ inches each.

A series of three Earth charts, annotated by BUZZ ALDRIN, plotting each orbital path of the Apollo 11 vehicle after launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Circular plots in black represent the ground communication coverage areas with the ones in red being ocean stationed tracking ships. Orbital paths on all three sheets show the full launch range azimuths of 72 to 108 degrees.
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. 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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