Flown, complete STS-6 Entry Checklist, flown into lunar orbit on board Space Shuttle Challenger during the STS-6 mission. Checklist measures 5.5 x 8, is bound with its three original rings to the left border, and contains 104 pages (52 individual sheets). Arranged into 11 tabbed sections, the manual covers the critical maneuvers and procedures for a space shuttle to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere, land, and close-out. There are 12 pages with in-flight writing by Paul Weitz, and several pages with pre-flight writing and notations. Signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Weitz, “Flown on STS-6, Paul Weitz, CDR,” and signed by Weitz inside the front cover with a handwritten letter of provenance, in full: “I hereby certify that this Entry Checklist was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-6. It was utilized to ensure that all necessary evolutions occurred as required. It is from my personal collection of artifacts.” In fine condition. Complete shuttle checklists are extremely rare, as many are broken up page by page. This is an especially important example, as it details one of the most critical moments in spaceflight and comes from a historic mission, STS-6 being Space Shuttle Challenger’s first journey into orbit. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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