ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE PILOT BUZZ ALDRIN
Accompanied by BUZZ ALDRIN’S signed provenance letter on his personal stationery which reads: “Enclosed with this letter is a sheet numbered 3-119 and 3-119a from the Apollo 11 Flight Plan, Part No. SKB32100080-350, S/N 1001. It is part of the entire document that was carried to the Moon in Command Module Columbia on the first lunar landing mission during July 16 to 24, 1969. This sheet is from the detailed timeline section and covers from hour 169 to the beginning of hour 171 in the mission.
Page 3-119 lists the last hour of a rest period. In the notes column on the right side, Neil Armstrong recorded the length of sleep in hours for each crew member. These notes read: “CDR - 8.5, CMP - 7, LMP - 8.” Neil communicated this information to Mission Control after our wake-up call. He also checked off eight steps of the Post Sleep Checklist and lined-out the Auto RCS Jet step. Neil made the other entries of “171:35,” and “171:40 -> 45%,” then made four additional check marks. I completed the Consumable Update data box entries with: “170:00, -3.5%, -14.5, +7, -4.5, -3” which was the mission time and the total percent change in our Service Module Reaction Control System with the other 4 numbers actual use from the A, B, C, and D rocket engine groups. My last entries of: “-1#, +24” were the hydrogen and oxygen quantity changes in pounds up to that time.
Page 3-119a has burn chart associated with the MCC6 (Mid Course Correction) burn number 6. This grid includes pitch and yaw rates, attitude deviation, engine shutdown time, and residuals. Our entry trajectory was so precise that plans for the MCC6 burn were not carried out. This gave us a longer period to enjoy our breakfast.
The flight plan was probably the single most important document related to the success of our mission. It provided a time schedule of crew activities and spacecraft maneuvers to accomplish the first lunar landing.
This page has been in my private collection since 1969. I have written on side 3-119: “Flown the Moon” and signed that page. I have also signed side 3-119a with: “Carried to the Moon on Apollo XI” and signed that page below the burn chart. Additionally, a copy of the flight plan cover is enclosed.”
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