Gemini XII Flight Plan, Signed by Buzz Aldrin
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Final Gemini XII Flight Plan. Houston, Texas: NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center, Mission Operations Branch, Flight Crew Support Division, October 20, 1966.
10 1/2 by 8 inches. Over 200 pp. Original printed card stock covers, punched at spine, with staple to upper left edge. Very minor discoloration, rusting to staple.
FRONT COVER SIGNED IN BLUE BALLPOINT PEN BY "BUZZ ALDRIN"
Directly from the Personal Collection of Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin
ALDRIN'S PERSONAL COPY OF THE FINAL GEMINI XII FLIGHTPLAN, SIGNED BY HIM
The flight plan was a summation of all the planned maneuvers, experiments, and spacewalks for Gemini XII, as well as detailing the time schedules for eating and sleeping during the mission.
Divided into three sections, the first describes the major tasks that each crew member had to perform at specific times, such as liftoff, rendezvous, and splashdown. The second section provides details on the tasks and experiments to be performed during the mission, including Stand-up and Umbilical EVAs, or "spacewalks." The third and final section is a complete timeline of the entire flight including rest and eating times for both Aldrin and Jim Lovell.
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