Lot 233
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[APOLLO 13]. LUNAR MODULE STAR CHART TO ENABLE LEAVING THE MOON, SIGNED BY FRED HAISE

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2,000 - 3,000 USD
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  • USED BY THE LM CREW DURING APOLLO 13 TRAINING
APOLLO 13, LM LO-2 HR, 11 APRIL 70 LAUNCH. Circular Star Chart, 8 ½ inches in diameter. Consisting of 2 thin plastic discs rotating around a central rivet. The lower disc shows the Earth, sun, planets and star patterns against a black background. All these celestial bodies are plotted in their actual positons based on the Apollo 13 launch date of April 11, 1970, and are positioned either above or below lines defined as the ecliptic and the lunar equator. The upper disc is a semi-transparent overlay with six over lapping circles that correspond to viewing limits of the LM onboard telescope. The back of the chart has a square patch of Velcro at the center and an inscription in ink by Fred Haise. LM LO-2 means Lunar Module Lift Off minus 2 hours.
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