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    Apollo Lunar Module Latching Propellant Valve by Parker, Presented to and Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, on a Wooden Desk Plaque, with Certificate of Authenticity. A 5.5" x 3.5" x 2.25" valve labeled "Valve Propellant Latching SOL Oper Fuel" with various part and serial numbers, mounted to a wooden display base of 7" x 2.75" x 8" with an engraved plate reading:

    PRESENTED TO
    CHRIS KRAFT
    BY
    -LUNAR MODULE SYSTEMS BRANCH-

    A PARKER VALVE IN REMEMBRANCE
    OF THE MANY APOLLO CCB'S, CARR'S
    AND FRR'S.

    NASA MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER
    HOUSTON, TEX. MARCH, 1970

    Note: CCB (Configuration Control Board), CARR (Customer Acceptance Readiness Review), FRR (Flight Readiness Review). "Parker Valves" are mentioned in several of the Apollo LM transcripts as cycling (turning off/on) the RCS propellant isolation valves was a standard procedure after landing. Certainly, a unique display piece. Excellent. This presentation was kept by Kraft in the west bookshelf of his office at home.


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    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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