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    "Used in training for first lunar landing"
    Ex. Buzz Aldrin

    Apollo 11: Training-Used and Annotated "Lunar Module Data Card Book" Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Signed and Certified. A 10.5" x 8.5" group of eighteen numbered pages on ten three-hole punched cardstock pages bound together with binder rings as used by the Apollo 11 crew during training. The heavily-annotated front page titled "DOI [Descent Orbit Insertion] Data Card" is signed and certified in blue felt tip: "Buzz Aldrin/ Used In Training/ For First Lunar Landing". Additional pages are tabbed: "DOI Direct Return", "PDI [Power Descent Initiate] Data Card Lunar Surface" (one notation on front, several on verso), "Lunar Surface Align" (heavily notated), "Ascent Phasing-P30", "CSI [Coelliptic Sequence Initiation] Data Card", "CDH [Constant Delta Height] Data Card/ TPI [Terminal Phase Initiation] Data Card", "P76 Update", and "P27 Update".

    The LM Data Card book was used to record information for input to the Apollo Guidance Computer for flight maneuvers, engine burns, the descent to the lunar surface and the rendezvous with the CSM in lunar orbit. Obviously a very important resource as the crew prepared for this never-before-attempted adventure. We note that the actual flown version of this book sold at auction for $220,000 many years ago. This can be owned for a fraction of that amount and still hold the same display value. Included with the lot is a glossy B&W photo of Aldrin during the mission with the LM Data Card Book visible in the background. Front page of book soiled but interior is fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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