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    Two Apollo 12 Command Module Flown Lunar Photo-Maps, Signed by Richard Gordon. Command module pilot Richard Gordon used these maps of the lunar surface on the Apollo 12 Moon mission. Each image shows "Descartes Landmarks" and has been inscribed and signed in heavy blue Sharpie by Gordon: "Flown on Apollo XII. Landmarks on the Descartes plateau. Richard Gordon, CMP." The maps are accompanied by a one-page handwritten description by Gordon, penned on Apollo XII letterhead. In part: "These two photos of the lunar surface were taken from the Apollo 12 'CSM Lunar Landmark Maps' book. They are photos of the Descartes Plateau (of different scale), the landing site for Apollo 16. I used these photo maps during Apollo XII to familiarize myself with the landmarks ...that I would use as targets on revolution 42... The data attained was later used during the Apollo 16 mission." Both photo-maps and Gordon's one-page handwritten explanation are in very fine condition. Rare and very desirable! From the collection of Richard Gordon.

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