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ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 9 COMMANDER JAMES A. MCDIVITT

Apollo 9 — Flown Launch Abort Checklist 
STORED IN LMP RUSTY SCHWEICKART'S SPACESUIT PRESSURE GARMENT ASSEMBLY POCKET THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MISSION — INCLUDING THE EVA
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 9 COMMANDER JAMES A. MCDIVITT

Apollo 9 — Flown Launch Abort Checklist 
STORED IN LMP RUSTY SCHWEICKART'S SPACESUIT PRESSURE GARMENT ASSEMBLY POCKET THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MISSION — INCLUDING THE EVA
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Apollo 9 — Flown Launch Abort Checklist 
STORED IN LMP RUSTY SCHWEICKART'S SPACESUIT PRESSURE GARMENT ASSEMBLY POCKET THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MISSION — INCLUDING THE EVA
FLOWN Apollo 9 Launch Abort / Emergency Checklist, part number SKB32100029-201, S/N 1005. 8 by 5 ¾ inches, 24 pp divided into 3 tabbed sections ("4. Aborts," "5. Post Landing," and "6. Launch Emerg.") Three-hole punched and bound with two binder rings, original heavy card stock covers. Front cover verso CREW-SIGNED and INSCRIBED "Flown on Apollo 9 | JIM MCDIVITT CDR", "Flown on Apollo 9 | RUSTY SCHWEICKART LMP", and "Flown on Apollo 9 | DAVE SCOTT CMP"

Accompanied by two color photographs of Schweickart during his EVA, and a letter of authenticity from James McDivitt with a picture of the Commander holding the checklist, which states: "I certify that this launch abort checklist was flown on Apollo 9 on her flight in March 1969. It is from my personal collection." 


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FLOWN APOLLO 9 CREW-SIGNED AND INSCRIBED LAUNCH ABORT CHECKLIST

The present checklist was stored in Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart's spacesuit pressure garment assembly pocket on his right leg throughout the duration of the Apollo 9 mission, including his hour and seven minute-long EVA.  It was meant to function as a crisis management guide, which would assist the astronauts in the event of a problem during launch or cancellation of the mission.

The front cover originally read "LMP Checklist," but it appears to have been re-purposed prior to launch, with "LMP" scratched out, and "Launch abort / Emergency" written in pen.

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