Signed Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Manifest to Touch Down at Heritage Auctions

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Push Release – May 14, 2021 A person of outlined moon rocks is now in Oval Business office Down load Electronic Push Package DALLAS, Texas (Could 14, 2021) — A signed Lunar Surface Manifest detailing the assortment of moon rocks, one particular of which now sits on the desk of […]

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Apollo 17 Lunar Module Flown and Used Lunar Surface Manifest for the Moon Rocks

DALLAS, Texas (Could 14, 2021) — A signed Lunar Surface Manifest detailing the assortment of moon rocks, one particular of which now sits on the desk of President Joe Biden, will contact down in a new selection when it is offered in Heritage Auctions” Space Exploration Auction May well 21-22

An Apollo 17 Lunar Module Flown and Used “Lunar Floor Manifest” for the Moon Rocks (estimate: $90,000+) was originally in the assortment of Mission Commander Gene Cernan, bears his signature and is accompanied by his signed letter of authenticity and photographic provenance.

“This actually is a one-of-a-kind piece – it really is however smeared with moon dust,” Heritage Auctions Space Exploration Director Michael Riley stated. “This is a single of only 3 ‘Rock Manifests’ in existence – a single is institutionally held, and the other two are in personal palms – and this is the most desirable of the 3, and a single of the moon rocks documented on this manifest now sits in the Oval Business at the White house. This is an complete have to-have for any critical collector of area exploration or Presidential artifacts.”

The manifest, in an archivally framed screen, is a double-sided cardstock checklist page, measuring 8 by 5-1/2 inches and titled “EVA 1 PREP,” dated Nov. 6, 1972. Aspect 2-1 is headed at the best “114:55 Cabin Prep EVA 1 (20 Min)” and is qualified in black ink: “This page bearing/ lunar dust flew to the/ lunar surface area/ Gene Cernan.” There also is a vintage (and somewhat cryptic) handwritten notice by Cernan: “Corn Chowder in Jet Bag.” Web site 2-2 is titled “Selection Weight SUMMARY (#),” dated Sept. 12, 1972, and is signed by Cernan in black ink less than a stamp that reads “Landed on the Moon aboard the Apollo 17 LM ‘Challenger.’”

A Letter of Authenticity, signed in 2009 by Cernan, reads, in aspect:

“This Is To Certify that the accompanying Apollo 17 ‘EVA 1 PREP’ Checklist Site is the ‘Lunar Floor Manifest’ for the moon rocks returned to Earth on Apollo 17.

“An Essential Objective of Job Apollo was to obtain moon rocks to evaluate again on Earth, and through the six Apollo lunar landings, a total of 842 kilos of moon rocks have been collected.

“My hands were coated with lunar dust as I notated this manifest within our Lunar Module ‘Challenger,’ and some of that lunar dust inadvertently transferred onto its area.

“Hence, the stains on this webpage are comprised of lunar dust from the ‘Taurus-Littrow’ region of the Moon!

“This Manifest represents the initial handwritten report for some of the 1st geological samples, and over a person-quarter of all the Apollo moon rocks, ever returned to Earth from the Moon.”

Richard Gordon’s Personalized Bendix Trophy for Successful the 1961 Race in an F4H-1 Phantom II Airplane with a File Cross Nation Time of Two Hrs and 47 Minutes, Environment a Speed Record of 869.74 MPH (estimate: $40,000+) arrives from a single of four main trophy races that arrived out of the 1920s-30s, the Golden Age of Air Racing. The Bendix, made to curiosity engineers in creating more rapidly, extra trusted, and enduring aircraft, which in change, would immediately affect the future of commercial aviation, began when the Henderson Brothers certain industrialist Vincent Bendix of the Bendix Company to sponsor a transcontinental, place-to-level race with prize revenue of $15,000. This trophy, made in 1930s Art Deco design and style, features an engraved plate on the base that reads:

First Location
2 HRS. 47 Mins. 17.75 SEC
AVE. Velocity 869.739 MPH

An Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown Entire Lunar Bible, #14-167, On Certification Signed by Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell (estimate: $18,000), measuring just 1-1/2 inches sq., was created by Countrywide Money Sign-up Company (NCR) and printed by the Earth Publishing Enterprise. Affixed to a 5-by-7-inch certification bearing the signature of Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. The 1st Bible on the Moon was commissioned by the Apollo Prayer League, a team of NASA workers at the Manned Spacecraft Centre in Houston. Bible societies in 50 various countries and professional Bible publishers participated in developing this multiversion Bible in Microform. It was carried to the lunar surface area in the spacesuit of Astronaut and Lunar Module Antares pilot Edgar Mitchell as a private favor to Reverend John Stout.

Other highlights include things like, but are not restricted to:

An Apollo 11 Crew-Signed White Spacesuit Colour Photo

An assortment of 16 crew-signed greenback payments

A range from a one-operator collection (NASA personnel) of Apollo-period “purple number” NASA shots

Assorted “red number” photos that have been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA, a trove that consists of an “Earthrise” graphic – the 1st PSA-slabbed House Exploration images ever offered by Heritage Auctions

A selection of Early Aviation things together with two items of the Wright Flyer wing, an American flag flown by Amelia Earhart, and a unusual Wilbur Wright signed postcard

The auction also includes a trove of much more than 100 out-of-this-planet artifacts and mementos from the individual assortment of Chris Kraft, NASA’s to start with Flight Director and previous Director of the Johnson Room Center and the man who came up with the concept of NASA’s Mission Handle … which now bears his title.

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