BOOM!  APRIL 13, 1970 – NOT YOUR TYPICAL DAY IN SPACE
Lot 1244
NOT YOUR TYPICAL DAY IN SPACE. "Apollo Translunar / Transearth Trajectory Plotting Chart (ATT), Apollo Mission 13."
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL DAY IN SPACE.
"Apollo Translunar / Transearth Trajectory Plotting Chart (ATT), Apollo Mission 13." Diagram in color with extensive annotations and astronaut signatures. First Edition, March 16, 1970. 24 x 20 inches.

A striking illustration of how far away from Earth the Apollo 13 spacecraft was when the Service Module's oxygen tank exploded. The complex steps of a lunar mission are illustrated from a north polar view. Earth launch, lunar and Earth coast phases, lunar orbit insertion, lunar landing - liftoff, the transearth injection, and Earth return are all dimensionally illustrated.
SIGNED by JIM LOVELL with "Apollo 13 CDR."
SIGNED by FRED HAISE and INSCRIBED: "Our 'problem' occurred 200,000 miles from earth! 13 April 1970, Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP." He has marked an "X" where the explosion occurred along the flight path and added: "Boom! April 13, 1970, 10:08 pm EST, Freddo" with the number 13 underlined to emphasize the coincidental numbering of the flight and date.
Additionally SIGNED by Astronaut JACK LOUSMA and INSCRIBED: "This is Houston, Say again please.... Roger, Main B under volt.... Okay, standby 13 we're looking at it.... Jack Lousma, Apollo 13 CAPCOM." Lousma was the capsule communicator in Mission Control and communicated those words just seconds after the explosion.
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