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Auction: Space Exploration
was auctioned on: 20 July 2019
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[APOLLO 11]. LUNAR MODULE DESCENT MONITORING CHARTS, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BUZZ ALDRIN

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Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:  US$26,250
Lot number 141, Views: 48

APOLLO 11LM Descent Monitoring Chart, 16 July 1969 Launch Date - Landing Site NO. 2. Sheets 1, 2, & 3A. Prepared Under the Direction of the Department of Defense by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, United States Air Force for NASA, 1969. Three Lunar Module Descent Monitoring Chart Sheets, (21 by 10 1/2 inches, 48 by 12 1/2 inches, and 35 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches). Scale 1:630,000 at the Equator. Creases where folded. Sheet 2 SIGNED and INSCRIBED by BUZZ ALDRIN. FIRST EDITION of these Apollo Landing Site maps, prepared from data compiled by Lunar Orbiter photography. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ACROSS SECOND CHART BY BUZZ ALDRIN: "LMP COMMENTS DURING EAGLE'S DESCENT. BUZZ ALDRIN/ GO.... AT 4 MINUTES.... DESCENT LOOKS GOOD! ..... SEQUENCE CAMERA ON." The charts are identical to the Lunar Orbiter based photography charts carried by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin inside Lunar Module (LM) Eagle. They combine to create a continuous chart over six feet long with numerous lunar land mark locations identified in bold black wording. Both sheets have the planned descent path marked with a solid white line down the middle of the chart.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Space Exploration
Date of the auction: 20 Jul 2019
Address: Sotheby's
New York