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120
Lunar surface equipment blueprints
SIGNED BY ASTRONAUTS WHO USED THE TOOLS ON THE MOON
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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120
Lunar surface equipment blueprints
SIGNED BY ASTRONAUTS WHO USED THE TOOLS ON THE MOON
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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Lunar surface equipment blueprints
SIGNED BY ASTRONAUTS WHO USED THE TOOLS ON THE MOON
Small Keeper - Lunar Dust Brush blueprint. NASA, Houston, TX, January 31, 1970, 22 x 34 inches, enlarged scale of 2 to 1. Revised February 24, 1970.
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BOLDLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight and Lunar Module number by: “BUZZ ALDRIN, LM-5 Apollo XI, ALAN BEAN, LM-6 Apollo XII, EDGAR MITCHELL, LM-8 Apollo 14” and “CHARLES M. DUKE, JR., LM-11 Apollo 16.”

The Apollo lunar dust brush was use by astronauts on the moon's surface to remove lunar dust from flight equipment and their space suits. This blueprint illustrates five different views of the "small keeper," an oval device on the dust brush handle which assisted with locking and right-angle movement of the handle relative to the brush bristle head. Written design specifications include: "Dry film lubricate all exterior surfaces except as shown... Polish exterior surface to a bright finish… Break all sharp edges… Heat treat after machining…"

Additionally, Lunar Dust Brush, Screw blueprint. NASA, Houston, TX, February 9 and 18, 1970, 17 by 22 inches, Scale 1:1. Revised February 25 and March 3, 1970.

BOLDLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED: “BUZZ ALDRIN, Apollo XI LMP” and “EDGAR MITCHELL, LM-8 Apollo 14.”

Provides two illustrations of a screw component for the lunar dust brush. Written design specifications include: “Polish exterior surface to a bright finish… Bag and Tag with P/N and S/N…"

Related lot: 79 

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