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    With notations by all three crewmembers

    Apollo 12 Flown "Launch Operations Checklist" Book Directly from the Family Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon, Each Page Signed and Certified, with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Gordon and also Alan Bean. This 6" x 8" book of 100+ pages is printed on three hole-punched cardstock and bound with three binder rings between two heavyweight covers. On the front cover is the Part number "SKB32100081-306" and Serial number "1001"; the latest date noted internally is October 27, 1969. There are numerous notations by all three throughout the book. This Checklist was used from Liftoff through Translunar Injection (TLI) and Lunar Module Extraction. It includes the following six major sections: "Liftoff Switch Configuration", "Boost - Insertion - TLI", "Normal SC/Booster Separations", "Aborts (Launch & TLI", "Launch Emergency", and "Crew Log". It is this last section where there are some incredibly interesting written comments (see just below). We note that page L 2-21/22 seems to be absent. Otherwise, this is an amazing heavily flight-used book, one of the finest Heritage has offered. Note that the front of every page is signed: "Flown on Apollo XII/ Richard Gordon/ CMP". We counted 52 of these signature/ certifications. Light soiling and wear from use, very fine.

    A note from Richard Gordon on a Crew Log page: "Apollo XII with 3 tailhookers expect recovery ship to make its PIM as we have energy for only one pass. Pete, Dick & Al". On the back of the next page, Pete Conrad wrote: "Yankee Clipper Sailed from the Planet Earth with Intrepid to the Sea of Storms, Moon. November 14th, 1969. Intrepid was to remain forever. Yankee Clipper Returned November 24, 1969."

    Included with this lot is a signed COA from Gordon and LM Pilot Alan Bean that reads, in part: "Flown with Conrad, Gordon, and Bean aboard Yankee Clipper to the Moon November 1969..."




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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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