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    Ex. Gene Cernan

    Apollo 17 Lunar Module Flown "Descent Electrical DC Power" Schematic Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Gene Cernan, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. This 35.5" x 10.5" pull-out chart titled "DC EPS DESCENT" on the tab, removed from the LM Systems Data manual, folds down to 8.5" x 10.5". Signed at upper right: "Flown to the Lunar Surface/ in the Valley of Taurus Littrow/ December 1972/ Gene Cernan/ Apollo XVII CDR". Cernan gives detailed information about this chart in his illustrated signed Letter of Certification (transcribed below). Very displayable. A rare and desirable piece. Excellent.

    "I certify that this schematic drawing from Apollo 17 was flown to the surface of the moon aboard the Lunar Module Challenger, when we landed in the valley of Taurus-Littrow on December 11, 1972, the last lunar landing of Apollo. It was part of the LM Systems Data manual we carried along for troubleshooting and reference for the many electrical and mechanical systems that made up our lunar landing spacecraft, spacesuits and Lunar Roving Vehicle. The LM Systems Data manual is made up of 38 of these detailed schematic drawings, all index tabbed by subject and accordion-folded to fit into the manual, which is a simple three-ringed, loose-leaf booklet. The manual was manifested as part # SKB32100127-385 and serial # 1001.

    "This is the Descent electrical (DC) power schematic that shows the power provided by 5 of our 7 batteries on the left (each weighing about 125 lbs on Earth, 20 lbs on the moon) flowing through dozens of switches and electrical control assemblies.

    "I was the only NASA astronaut to have flown twice in the LM, as LMP on Apollo 10 and as CDR on Apollo 17, so I was intimately familiar with the lander, and all it's systems, although our Apollo 17 LM Challenger was much more advanced than Apollo 10's Snoopy, including the lunar rover and EVA spacesuits."


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