LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS.

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Lot 143
LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS.

Sold for US$ 21,325 inc. premium

The Air and Space Sale

17 Sep 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS.
LANDING DATE AND SITE NAME INSCRIPTIONS BY A MEMBER OF EVERY APOLLO LUNAR LANDING CREW.
Lunar Planning Chart (LOC - 2).
Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, Edition 1, July 1969. Color lithographed moon map in Mercator projection. 29 x 49 inches. Scale 1:2,500,000 at the equator. Matted and framed.

BOLDLY INSCRIBED and SIGNED with:
"First Lunar Landing, Tranquillity Base, BUZZ ALDRIN, July 20, 1969"
"Ocean of Storms, ALAN BEAN Apollo XII LMP, Nov '69"
"Fra Mauro Base, EDGAR MITCHELL Apollo 14, Feb '71"
"Hadley Rille, DAVE SCOTT, Jul / Aug 1971/ Apollo 15"
"Descartes / Cayley Plains, CHARLES M. DUKE, JR., Apollo 16, April 1972"

and
"The Valley of Taurus Littrow, GENE CERNAN Apollo XVII, Dec '72."

A highly detailed lunar chart signed by a member of each Apollo lunar landing crew. In addition to their signatures and inscriptions, each astronaut has marked his landing site with either an "X" or a circle. All mare and large craters are labeled including unusual features such as rilles and ejecta rays. One of the largest lunar maps ever produced for NASA.

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LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS.
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