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    Apollo 17: Onboard 16mm Color Print Film Magazines BB, FF, O, P, and Q on One Original NASA Reel. From the archives of NASA Engineer Donald T. Hamilton, here is an amazing find. A very early generation film on a vintage 12.25" reel in its original storage can. The Manned Spacecraft Center period label has the following handwritten notations: "W/O 11349", "16mm", and "Apollo 17 Onboard Mags. O, BB, FF, P, Q(4:1)", and "Roll-2". (See previous lot for Roll 1.) These were the movies taken by the onboard Maurer 16mm Data Acquisition Camera. Content highlights as follows.

    Magazine O: Undocking, CSM and lunar surface viewed from LM; CSM and lunar surface viewed from LM- west oblique view over Apollo 17 landing site.
    Magazine BB: Sunlight on CM window; scientific instrument module (SIM) bay door jettison; trans-lunar coast; sextant photography- earth, Apollo 17 landing site, miscellaneous views; Rendezvous, LM viewed from CM.
    Magazine FF: CMP EVA to retrieve film canisters from SIM bay cameras; trans-earth coast.
    Magazine P: LM on lunar surface, view from right side (LMP) window; CDR on lunar surface; surface familiarization; activity around Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA).
    Magazine Q: LM ascent; LM shadow and jettisoned equipment bags on lunar surface; LM ascent stage shadow, LM descent stage, ALSEP, LRV, and tracks at landing site; Lincoln scarp, North Massif Family Mountain, westward into Sea of Serenity; LM intravehicular activity.

    The complete 16mm footage from Apollo 17 is viewable at the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/Apollo1716mmonboardfilm). Watching it brings back many exciting memories of this final (for now, anyway) manned journey to the moon. Here is your opportunity to own a period print. Copies of the pages from the Apollo 17 Photograph Index pertaining to these magazines are included with the lot. A rare offering. Is this the reel showing the recently discovered "Triangle UFO?" You'll have to buy it to find out! Not tested, appears fine. From the family collection of the late Donald T. Hamilton, a NASA engineer of 40+ years' service.


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