222
222

ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 12 COMMAND MODULE PILOT RICHARD GORDON

Flown Apollo 12 Flown Apollo 12 Cue Card 
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
222

ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 12 COMMAND MODULE PILOT RICHARD GORDON

Flown Apollo 12 Flown Apollo 12 Cue Card 
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Space Exploration

|
New York

Flown Apollo 12 Flown Apollo 12 Cue Card 
FLOWN Apollo 12 instrument panel cue card used during lunar return re-entry, card printed recto and verso with with annotations in black marker to recto, and 7 Velcro patches to verso. October 20/29, 1969. 5 ½ x 8 inches, having a rectangular cutout on the upper left corner. With a type certificate SIGNED by RICHARD GORDON, which states: "Apollo XII | Flown with Conrad, Gordon, and Bean aboard Yankee Clipper to the Moon | November 1969." 
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

Apollo 12's Command Module "Yankee Clipper" returned to Earth on November 24, 1969, landing in the Pacific Ocean at 20:58 UTC.  In the Mission Report, the crew noted: "Entry was normal and was conducted in accordance with the onboard checklist. The only noticeable discrepancy during entry was that, although the planned drogue deployment time was given as 8 minutes 4 seconds after entry [as noted on the upper left corner of the checklist at hand], the actual deployment did not occur until 8 minutes 24 seconds.

"Sea-state conditions were fairly rough, and the landing impact was extremely hard... The 16-mm sequence camera had been placed on its bracket in the right-hand rendezvous window to photograph entry but came loose at impact and contacted the Lunar Module Pilot above the right eye [a slightly concussed Al Bean]. Later inspection of the spacecraft revealed that portions of the heat shield had been knocked loose during impact." (pp. 9-28 to 9-29)

Space Exploration

|
New York