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    "During our ascent and descent, it was mounted on our main Instrument Panel"

    Apollo 16 Lunar Module Flown LM Manual Control Cue Card from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke. A 4.5" x 7.75" card printed on both sides. One side is titled "APS ALL PITCH RATES 5°/SEC", the other "DPS/APS ALL PITCH RATES 5°/SEC". This gave important information on the manual control of the Lunar Module Orion both during ascent and descent. This cue card was on the moon for more than seventy-one hours during this mission. One side displays the Apollo 16 mission insignia. Extremely fine condition with only one tiny stain.

    Included with this lot is a handwritten and signed Letter of Authenticity from Charles M. Duke, Jr. on his personal letterhead stating, in part: "[This Pitch Rate Cue Card] was a part of the official data package on Apollo XVI... It was mounted on the main Instrument Panel, and was available for ready reference to cross-check our Guidance System or for use in case of a Guidance System failure... It has been in my possession and a part of my personal space collection, since the mission."


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    October, 2008
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