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    Apollo 11 Training-Used: NASA "LM Descent Monitoring Chart, Landing Site No. 2" for a July 16, 1969, Launch Date, Directly from the Collection of Lunar Module Mission Simulator Instructor H. Ray Hubbard. A sequence of eight 8.5" x 10.5" maps printed on heavy photographic paper, taped together in the proper sequence and folded at the tape seams for easy stowage while inside the LM, tagged "2nd Prototype Edition." Beautifully detailed with numerous printed descriptions. Hubbard describes its use: "This lunar surface strip map was for use by the LM-5 crew during simulated lunar landing practice to match visual cues to the automated descent and help make a 'go to manual control' decision as needed. This decision was usually made below 500 feet of altitude. The landing could not be aborted below that altitude." Some light staining, very fine.

    This and the adjacent lots comprise a complete set of final version flight-planning documents as used by instructors and Apollo 11 crewmembers on the Lunar Module Mission Simulator at Cape Kennedy during the last days of crew training just prior to launch. An amazing collection of documents seldom offered in any form and rarely with this type of provenance. Captain Hershell Ray Hubbard, USAF, was an LMMS instructor at the Cape and also Staff Support at Houston when required. He has carefully preserved these as to document the preparations for this landmark flight and is now sharing them with the public.


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    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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