Apollo 11 Unflown Lunar Ranging Retroreflector Experiment Blueprint Signed by Buzz Aldrin. Offered here is an amazingly large and detailed Bendix Corporation blueprint of approximately 132" x 34". This full-scale drawing of the LRRR lunar surface experiment, from front, sides, and back, shows dozens of handwritten notations and design corrections made prior to the building of the flight model. Buzz Aldrin, the person who would first deploy the completed experiment, boldly signs: "Deployed by Buzz Aldrin while on the moon, July 20-21, 1969". Very fine condition.

    Included with this lot is a copy of a four-page illustrated experiment description showing LM placement and deployment procedures. Also included is an 8" x 10" color photo of Buzz Aldrin carrying (in his right hand) this experiment package from the Eagle to be deployed. These arrays were placed on the moon by Apollo 11, Apollo 12, and Apollo 15. The experiment is still ongoing and accurately measures the distance from the Earth to the moon. It has found that the moon is spiraling away from the Earth at 38mm per year.

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