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    Guidance system test log for man's first journey to the moon

    Apollo 8 Original Test Log: "Spacecraft 103 Guidance & Navigation" for the Dates August 12 - December 21, 1968. A 9.25" x 11" volume bound between two pressboard covers containing approximately 150 quad-ruled form leaves, fifty-five of which are filled in by hand. Wayne Bogle and Frank Ruggieri were the two engineers that kept this log. It begins with a simple entry.
    August 12: "[Spacecraft] 103 arrived here at the cape at 1500".

    Just a few additional entries of interest, all logged as from MSOB (Manned Spacecraft Operations Building):
    August 20: "LM-3 is not going to fly with CM103/ 21-24 December - lunar window/ This means working all weekends except labor day"
    August 21: "Power up Tuesday for 0070/ The crew will be here at the Cape tomorrow for/ their inputs to 0048 and 0034"
    September 10: "Spacecraft power up was achieved this morning/ at 0550 EDT and crew ingress is scheduled/ for 1300."
    September 11: "Comm checks in progress, crew has doffed suits"
    September 20: "Manned altitude run scheduled for today/ with prime crew ingress at 0700E."
    September 27: "Panel 1 on 103 will be pulled/ to replace the EMCA [Entry Monitor Control Assembly]."
    October 8: "S/C moved to VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) on 6th & 7th and propose/ to move to the pad tomorrow."

    Starting with October 25, all entries are logged as from the Pad and mainly consist of various tests run with their results noted- all quite technical. The last entry date is December 21, the date of launch. This book is obviously unique and quite rare. Don't miss out on this important piece of space history. First such item we've offered. Definite signs of use, a bit worn, but very good overall.

    Included with this lot is a group of photos of the crew taken on September 20th, October 7th, and October 8th (see entries above).


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