Grumman Apollo Lunar Module tracking light cover assembly
4,000 - 6,000 USD
Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Tracking Light Cover Assembly
Round, conical, 137/8 in. diameter cover assembly tracking light manufactured by Grumman ca. 1970.
Metal "COVER ASSEMBLY TRACKING LIGHT" tag with part number "LDW420-42301-1-1", and metal "SET-PROTECTIVE,LIGHT COVERS" tag with part number "LDW420-42301-3". Both show serial number "7". Metallic sticker at left reads: "NASA PROPERTY / NAS 9-1100 / L__________". Small green "INVENTORY" sticker partially detached.
WITH: Original "GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT / Parts Tag & Traveler" slip with dates ranging from October 1, 1971 to July 17, 1972.
The purpose of the Cover Assembly was to guard the Tracking Light during training and transportation. During mission use, these lights operated in order to help the Command Module Pilot have a better visual acuity of the Lunar Module. While operational and turned on, these lights flashed once per second.
This artifact was removed from the LM prior to flight, and was last used on July 17, 1972, as noted by the included "GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT / Parts Tag & Traveler" slip.