Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Official world record claims for Zond 5, the first spacecraft to orbit the moon and return to Earth

    Soviet Original Bound Book: "File on Scientific and Technological Achievements and Records Set Up by the 'Zond-5' Automatic Interplanetary Station" from the Library of Soviet Engineer Oleg Ivanovsky. "September 14-21, 1968". Published at Moscow in 1973. This 9" x 12" book is luxuriously bound in maroon with gilt titles and is printed in English. Inside are nine separate signed statements and reports backing up the two world record claims to the International Aero Federation (FAI): (1) Maximum mass (weight) at the beginning of the translunar insertion (class of "C") and (2) Maximum mass (weight) returned to the Earth surface after the circumlunar flight (class of "C"). These claims are backed up across nine detailed statements and technical reports, each signed by one or more individuals intimately involved in the Zond 5 design and launch: Ivan G. Borisenko, Sports Commissar of USSR Aero Sports Foundation; M. S. Floriansky, Ballistic Laboratory Chief; B. M. Musichuk, Chief of Telemetering Measurement Laboratory; V. V. Balakleytsev, Chief of Radion Engineering Laboratory; and Engineers D. P. Saveliev, E. M. Skovoroda-Lusina, O. A. Bolotova, and A. P. Novozhilov. Following the signed statements are four original B&W glossy photos, each laid down to a separate page. A desirable official Soviet document regarding a flight to the moon and back carrying tortoises and insects. Excellent.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    19th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 261

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788