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Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

Apollo 10
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Lot 895
Flown Apollo 10 Map Section of South Grafton, Australia With Coordinates. Map is Signed by LM Pilot, Gene Cernan with Informative COA. Apollo X is commonly referred to as the "dress rehearsal" for Apollo XI. But to their credit, the full crew of Apollo X; Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford and John Young are the only ones to all fly on another Apollo, each making their mark in history. Offered from Apollo X is this flown map section which was removed from the Earth Landmarks Maps and Photos book, NASA part # SKB32100079-320 the complete volume which had been in the possession of Command Module pilot, John Young, until it was auctioned in 2010. Purchaser, with great care, divided up the map for secondary sales allowing collectors to have an opportunity to own a piece of this history. Purchaser also was able to have Gene Cernan sign this map section "Gene Cernan, Apollo X & XVII". Map segment is 4¾ x 8" and comes with a very informative COA plus a CD-Rom of the entire map book when it was still in a complete ringed binder. One of the images on the disc is indeed the map section offered. In mint condition, Cernan's signature bold and executed in black ballpoint pen and the CD-Rom having no issues in opening files. Estimated Value $1,500 - UP
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