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MERCURY FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL – NASA Project Mercury Capsule Flight Operations Manual, Capsule 7, SEDR 109-7 . St. Louis: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 15 August 1960.

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MERCURY FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL – NASA Project Mercury Capsule Flight Operations Manual, Capsule 7, SEDR 109-7 . St. Louis: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, 15 August 1960. Flight operations manual issued for America's first manned space flight. This manual contains all critical procedures to accomplish the U.S. first manned space flight, Freedom 7 . Comprising three main sections, with the first covering Normal Procedures such as astronaut entry, final interior inspection, pre-launch checks, launch, separation, re-entry, landing, and egress. Section 2 covers Emergency Procedures – launch abort scenarios, capsule systems emergency operations, retro-rocket failure, and landing emergencies. The third section provides Trouble Shooting procedures for electrical systems, stabilization control, environmental control, launch separation sequence, abort sequence, retrograde (entry), and recovery. A final section features a yellow heavy card section titled: “Astronaut's Check List,” eight pages of Normal Procedures which makes up the flight plan for the mission. There are an additional twelve pages of Emergency Procedures. Dark blue leatherette 3-ring binder, 6.5 by 7.5 inches. One of 250 Service Engineering Department Reports issued for the mission.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11
Date of the auction: 18 Jul 2019
Address: Christie's
New York