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Auction: Space Exploration
was auctioned on: 20 July 2019
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Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500
Price realised:  n. a.
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Property of a Grumman Structural/Mechanical EngineerGRUMMAN APOLLO LUNAR LANDING PROJECT BLUEPRINT SHEETS # 4, 9, & 12 OF THE LUNAR EXCURSION MODULE (LEM), CREW PROVISIONS ENGINEERING GROUP DRAWING LBW340-53002. BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP., JUNE 1964 Three vintage copies of blueprint drawings, each 11 by 17 inches, depicting: 1. Aft view of the Lunar Module. 2. Astronauts at their stations in the Ascent Stage of the Lunar Module. 3. Mission Commander in his spacesuit, with list of 23 items items needed for a Lunar launch mission. AN EXCELLENT SET OF VINTAGE BLUEPRINT COPIES WITH SPACESUIT DETAILS DONE FOR GRUMMAN AS PART OF THE APOLLO LUNAR LANDING PROJECT. Showing details of the Ascent and Descent stages of the Lunar Module, placement of the Commander and Systems Engineer (Later Lunar Module Pilot), PLSS (Portable Life Support System) and other items in the LM Ascent Stage, and details on the EVA Spacesuit including items needed for a lunar launch mission such as pressure suit, scissors, penlight, chronograph, biomedical harness, and sunglasses. These blueprints were used by a Grumman Structural/Mechanical Engineer, who worked with the Crew Provisions Design Group through 1969. Their last task was to prove out the Design location of the fixed television camera which was located on the MESA box to capture the first steps on the moon.

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