SCHIRRA'S APOLLO 1 TRAINING CHART—SIGNED. Apollo Flight Chart, Base Chart.  Prepared by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA.
Lot 122
SCHIRRA'S APOLLO 1 TRAINING CHART—SIGNED. Apollo Flight Chart, Base Chart. Prepared by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA.
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
SCHIRRA'S APOLLO 1 TRAINING CHART—SIGNED.
Apollo Flight Chart, Base Chart. Prepared by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA. First edition, January 1967. 10 x 40 inches. Coverage area is 38 degrees North and South latitude, with a full 360 degrees of longitude. Scale 1:40,000,000. With a typed letter on Wally Schirra's personal Rancho Santa Fe, CA, letter head.

Schirra's provenance letter reads: "Enclosed with this note is a chart I used during training as back-up Commander for the Apollo 1 mission. It is chilling to read that this chart was printed in early January 1967. On the 27th of that month, my good friend Gus Grissom and his crew of Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a spacecraft fire at Pad 34 at the Kennedy Space Center. It would take NASA and our Space Industry team almost 22 months to analyze and correct all the problems associated with the Apollo spacecraft.
I was then selected to command the first manned Apollo flight which was named Apollo 7. Walt Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and I flew an eleven day earth orbit mission during October 1968. All the hard work paid off and I called the flight a 101 percent success!
I have written and signed this chart with:
'Apollo 1 Training Chart, Wally Schirra, Back-up CDR, Apollo 1' in the Indian Ocean area."
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. Cassandra Hatton
    Specialist - Space History
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6531
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items