Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) 101 Environmental Control System Overview Schematic is autographed by twelve Apollo astronauts, representing each of the eleven manned Apollo flights. Each astronaut has signed, adding their mission assignments, as follows:
Issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, this 14" x 24" schematic is labeled CSM Mission AS-258, Size J, DWG No. 4.1. Schematic drawings such as this one were used in training by the astronauts and ground personnel, and carried by the crews for reference purposes in the event of a malfunction or emergency.
This particular schematic is for the Apollo 7 Command Module (CM-101). It was the first manned "Block II" spacecraft to fly. The Block II spacecraft was in the works at the time of the Apollo 1 fire. When it flew during Apollo 7, the Block II spacecraft incorporated a number of design improvements, including a hatch that opened out.
The CSM was built for NASA by North American Aviation, and, along with the Lunar Module, was initially used during the Apollo program. After the Apollo lunar program, the CSM saw manned service during the Skylab program as a crew shuttle, and again during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in which a U.S. crew rendezvoused and docked with a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in Earth orbit. The CSM consisted of two segments: the Command Module, a cabin which housed a crew of three and equipment needed for re-entry and splashdown; and a Service Module that provided propulsion, electrical power and storage for various consumables required during a mission. The Service Module was cast off and allowed to burn up in the atmosphere before the Command Module re-entered and brought the crew home.
The schematic has been professionally mounted using archival methods and materials; the final presentation measures approximately 14.75" x 26.25". A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.
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Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.
Bidders: 10 Bids: 25 Winning Bid: $2000
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