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    Apollo 11: Grumman Internal "LM5 Turnover Log" from the Spacecraft and Ground Support Equipment Team at KSC, Log Entries from April 16 to Launch. An amazing find- an 8" x 10.5" hardbound lined "record" book with approximately 155 pages of handwritten notes from Grumman's KSC team as they prepared the Lunar Module Eagle for its trip to the surface of the moon. Engineers and technicians from all three shifts made daily notes in this book listing for the other shifts what they were asked to do, what they accomplished, the problems they were having, etc. As launch date came sooner, it seemed to get more and more frantic with parts being flown in regularly. A fascinating look at all the technology and hard work involved in getting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface and back. This is from the estate collection of William Brownson who worked for Grumman at Kennedy Space Center in Configuration Planning Management for this mission. Included with this historic lot, for additional provenance, are a group of personal documents from him including his resume, various Grumman memos, a Grumman personnel listing, and a heartfelt handwritten letter regarding the safety of the Apollo 11 crew. A unique and desirable lot. Fine.

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    "9:32 AM, Wed. July 16, 1969


    "Greetings from Part of the LM Team.


    "This envelope perhaps may remind us, in years to come, of the anxiety & heartbreak, the dreams & reality, the hopes & prayers of thousands of people in mans first attempt to make a lunar landing and return to Earth.


    "The hardware is ready to go. Every conceivable precaution has been put into the command and lunar modules to ensure the safe return of Mike Collins, Ed Aldrin & Neil Armstrong.


    "This letter will probably reach you before they have landed on the moon or returned to Earth. I know you will join us all here at the cape in our prayers for their success.


    "That is all that is left to be done, God willing, I'll be one of many that will say Thanks God, from Bill Brownson"

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