Extraordinary lunar map used on the surface of the moon, labeled “Hadley Rille, EVA-II, 3 of 3,” one page, 10.5 x 8, signed and certified in black felt tip, “This map was used aboard Lunar Rover #1 on the lunar surface at Hadley-Apennine during Apollo 15, Dave Scott, Apollo 15 CDR.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 Lunar Rover ‘Bearing Map’…was carried aboard Lunar Roving Vehicle #1 on the surface of the Moon for three days during Apollo 15…This ‘Bearing Chart Map’…consists of a photo map of a section of the Hadley Apennine regions on the Moon with curves depicting the planned route of LRV traverses during the second of three EVAs on Apollo 15. The Map also includes hand-written notes of crater names and circular notes defining the bearing and distance from the indicated stations back to the Lunar Module (LM) Falcon. This map was used for emergency return to the LM in the event the Lunar Rover was unable to return…This map was mounted on the Rover throughout the three days of surface excursions to be readily available. To expedite recovery and use, this map had been temporarily removed from a book of ‘LM Lunar Surface Maps’ and attached to a Rover post with a large clip. The Map contains traces of lunar dust surface and was exposed to the temperature extremes, radiation, and Solar Wind on the surface of the Moon…This LRV Bearing Map for EVA-II, 3 of 3, has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” It was during this second EVA that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin recovered the ‘Genesis Rock,’ a large sample composed primarily of anorthite and formed in the early stages of the solar system, at least four billion years ago. The Apollo 15 mission was also the first to use the lunar rover, which logged a total of 56 miles traveled during the EVAs. An absolutely outstanding and historically significant piece. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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Flown scissors carried aboard the Apollo 15 mission and used on the lunar surface by Commander David R. Scott, measuring 8.25″ long, manufactured by Weck. The stainless steel surgical-style scissors are engraved on the side with the NASA part number, “SDB42100059-202,” and serial number, “1028,” with “Weck U.S.A. Stainless.” Three red swatches of Velcro are affixed near the screw. In fine condition, with good spring tension and some adhesive surrounding the Velcro swatches. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 CDR surgical scissors…are from my personal collection and were used during launch, mission operations, and on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 15…The red Velcro tab identifies the Commander’s scissors to facilitate attachment and stowage. They were located in a pocket strapped onto the leg of my spacesuit (Pressure Garment Assembly) at launch and transferred to the leg of my in-flight coverall garment during cabin operations. The scissors could be used for many different contingency operations in the lunar module on the surface, during EVAs, and during orbital operations. However, the primary use of these scissors on Apollo missions was to open plastic food pouches…These CDR surgical scissors have been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” A fantastic tool extensively used on the lunar surface by the seventh man to set foot on the moon.
Flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ pin, ‘Type IV’ carried on board Apollo 15, and carried in the pocket of Dave Scott’s space suit during all three mission EVAs. Pin measures approximately .5″ tall, and is marked on the reverse with a lowercase “r,” stamped “Sterling,” and also stamped “United Features Syndicate,” underneath the pin. Pin also retains its clutch back and is pinned to a white 5 x 3 card on which Scott has written in black felt tip, “Apollo 15 Snoopy Pin (carried in pocket on [lunar] surface) Dave Scott, Sept 29, 2014.” Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Silver Snoopy Pin included with this letter was carried in the pocket of my A7L-B spacesuit during Apollo 15…This Snoopy Pin was carried during each of our three EVAs at Hadley Apennine site, including the highest point reached on Hadley Delta Mountain. The location of the pocket in which the Snoopy Pin was carried can be seen in the photo above.” A small printed photo of Scott on the lunar surface is at the top of the letter identifying the pocket. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Very rare flown Apollo 15 embroidered mission patch, measuring almost 4″ in diameter, with the addition of an embroidered silver “XV” hallmark near the center. Signed on the reverse in blue felt tip, “Lunar surface, Dave Scott.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part, “I hereby certify that the Apollo 15 patch (with silver ‘XV’) included with this letter was carried to the surface of the Moon…This cloth patch…features the Apollo 15 crew insignia designed by Emilo Pucci…the Roman numerals ‘XV’ are embroidered in silver thread on the edges of the crater rims in the center, and the initials of Emilo Pucci (‘EP’) are reproduced as a hallmark in the lower center…This special Apollo 15 patch has been in my personal collection since returning to Earth.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Unbelievably rare and historically significant lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) Cuff Checklist worn and used by Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott. 20 double-sided pages, 3.75” x 3.5”, with metal spiral binding working into a curved, 6.25” aluminum arm brace with Velcro wristband to hold it in place around the outside of Scott’s EVA space suit. Inside of cover bears the printed signatures of Joe H. Roberts, R. G. Zedekar, and Dave Scott, and is also initialed in blue ballpoint by Dave Scott. Includes letter of provenance from Dave Scott.
Highly prized, and greatly sought after, this mission critical cuff checklist is coated in lunar dust from its extensive use by Scott as he and fellow astronaut Jim Irwin explored their landing site at the Marsh of Decay, Elbow Crater, and St. George Crater during the mission’s first EVA. Securely mounted on Dave Scott’s left wrist for over 6 hours and 33 minutes on the surface, this rare checklist also guided the astronaut in the collection and stowage of the first contingency lunar sample, deploying the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), unstowing the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) and configured the LRV for its first drive, among other important mission and contingency activities.
Apollo lunar surface EVA artifacts are the rarest and most desirable of all flown space memorabilia. Rarely offered for sale, most cuff checklists reside in museums or in the private space collections of the moonwalkers themselves. Individual pages from a cuff checklist—especially one with trace amounts of lunar dust—would sell individually for tens of thousands of dollars, making this complete artifact a priceless and important addition worthy of only the finest private or institutional collection.
Bidding for the Space & Aviation IV Auction opens Nov 15th & ends Nov 29th, 2012