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    Apollo 5 Launch Vehicle Operations for Space Vehicle Countdown Demonstration Test of the SA-204L, 221 pages, 11" x 8.5", January 11, 1968. Original operations manual for Apollo 5, the first unmanned flight of the Lunar Module that eventually landed the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon. The SA-204L Saturn 1B used during this test was the same rocket that had been connected to the ill-fated Apollo 1 Command Module which had ignited and killed astronauts "Gus" Grissom, Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee the previous year. Though the SA-204 was reusable, it was considered "unlucky" by the astronauts, so it was decided to utilize it for the unmanned Apollo 5. The cover of the manual is signed by Guenther Wendt, Pad Leader for the Apollo flights. Fine.

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