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Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map
Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map

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Lot 9: Apollo 8 Multi-Signed Lunar Index Map

This Apollo Mission 8 Lunar Photography Index Map has been signed by 13 astronauts, including five Moonwalkers and the Apollo 8 CAPCOM:

Each Apollo mission is represented among the signers. Lovell has additionally inscribed "Merry Christmas" — Apollo 8 was in lunar orbit on Christmas Eve of 1968, and the crew famously read from the Book of Genesis on what was the most watched television broadcast of that time. In addition to the signatures of the Apollo astronauts, Skylab astronaut Carr has added his as well, representing his position of Apollo 8 CAPCOM. It was Carr who gave the go ahead to enter lunar orbit. Carr would go on to be the next mission Commander to spend Christmas in space as the Commander of Skylab 4.

The third edition map, labeled "Apollo Mission 8 Lunar Photography Index, Sheet 1 of 4, Stereographic Strip (70mm)," is dated May 1, 1969. It measures approximately 19 x 56". It was prepared for NASA by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, U.S.A.F. Index maps such as this one were produced post-flight and provided a graphic reference of the mission's photographic activities.

A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.

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Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on May 2, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 9 Bids: 21 Winning Bid: $970

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
151 2015 May 03 00:48:11 970.00
156 2015 May 02 03:00:19 920.00
139 2015 Apr 26 15:53:31 870.00
117 2015 Apr 25 19:44:06 820.00
139 2015 Apr 25 19:19:24 800.00
139 2015 Apr 25 19:19:24 770.00
117 2015 Apr 25 18:31:02 720.00
139 2015 Apr 25 19:19:11 700.00
117 2015 Apr 25 18:31:02 620.00
141 2015 Apr 25 16:28:53 570.00
117 2015 Apr 25 16:04:58 520.00
113 2015 Apr 25 16:07:30 500.00
117 2015 Apr 25 16:04:58 320.00
122 2015 Apr 25 13:54:28 300.00
135 2015 Apr 25 14:31:10 300.00
122 2015 Apr 25 13:54:28 270.00
106 2015 Apr 25 13:01:27 250.00
122 2015 Apr 25 13:54:09 250.00
106 2015 Apr 25 13:01:27 220.00
122 2015 Apr 25 13:53:51 200.00
106 2015 Apr 25 13:01:27 50.00