DescriptionApollo 13 Flown "LOI Limits/ LOI No Go's" Quick Reference Two-Sided Checklist Cue Card Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, with Signed LOA. A 6" x 4.5" heavyweight printed (both sides) card dated March 16, 1970. The front is titled "LOI LIMITS" with headings of "VGO", "Bt", "Mode", "Abort Limits", and "Call Out Modes and Limits" with instructions based on ranges of readings. The verso is titled "LOI NO GO's" and lists forty functions the loss of which would cause the crew to abort the Lunar Orbit Insertion. Lovell has written in black ink: "Failures that would/ prevent going into/ Lunar orbit" and there are three Velcro strips for mounting to the spacecraft control panel. Slightly warped, otherwise excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that the attached Apollo 13 checklist on board the Apollo 13 spacecraft. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. This checklist is to be posted on instrument panel prior to Lunar Orbit Insertion. Crew has to check all these items before going into lunar orbit. Since the Command Module was dead, we had no intention of going into lunar orbit using the lunar module. This checklist was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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