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Offline 63cagedfalcon

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Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:44:56 PM »
Not seeing these items anywhere on the interwebs.  What is the rarity of these items? Any value?

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 12:46:15 AM »
Some of them are commonplace, like the photos and coin, though most of the coins have long since lost their accompanying certificate. The flight plan, howeve, if it's an original, would be very sought after.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:55:28 AM »
I haven't checked but a CSM operations handbook for CSM 012? I think that would be very sought after.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 01:50:59 PM »
All original & named to same person in Flight Control.

Any idea of value? More to this collection & would like to offer fair prices.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 02:03:49 PM »
You could be looking at several hundred dollars for the manual, particularly if the WE Platt is the same one mentioned in here

https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/flight_controller_assigns.pdf

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 02:28:14 PM »
Yes, that's him. Some items that predate 1963 were given to him by NASA. He was also on the investigation team for the Challenger.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 02:30:23 PM »
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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 01:43:58 PM »
I've tried to locate other copies of my publications on the internet but no luck.

Are there copies floating around in the collector world? Thinking about moving some of these along to help fund other projects but not sure how scarce these are. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 02:31:53 PM »
Have you tried posting your items on the collectspace forum?
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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 02:49:14 PM »
Have you tried posting your items on the collectspace forum?
Great site but not one comment in 2 days with 2 postings in 2 different areas.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2019, 03:34:02 PM »
Hey, those operations manuals really ought to be scanned and put up on the net! There are scanned copies of some versions of those manuals, but some are illegible in spots and/or missing pages.

A modern scanner should do much better, especially if it is operated in color or at least grey-scale mode; the scans available on NTRS resemble photocopies in that they have a very low resolution (binary?) grey scale that can make faint print completely illegible.


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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 03:46:33 PM »
Hey, those operations manuals really ought to be scanned and put up on the net! There are scanned copies of some versions of those manuals, but some are illegible in spots and/or missing pages.

A modern scanner should do much better, especially if it is operated in color or at least grey-scale mode; the scans available on NTRS resemble photocopies in that they have a very low resolution (binary?) grey scale that can make faint print completely illegible.
Not a bad idea.
How do you scan foldouts?

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2019, 04:26:46 PM »
Not a bad idea.
How do you scan foldouts?
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There are flatbed scanners that can handle documents that large. Depending on the shape, you might still be able to turn it to feed through an autofeed scanner.

The scans of the operations manuals already available break the foldouts into sections. This is a mild nuisance, but you can handle it. The real problem is when parts are illegible.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 11:08:11 PM »
Is there a market for these as copies?
There will be a lot of work scanning each page. Larger ones are 200-500 pages.

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Re: Apollo 11 & Other Finds
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2019, 02:01:24 AM »
Is there a market for these as copies?
There will be a lot of work scanning each page. Larger ones are 200-500 pages.

I'm kinda in two minds about that. As historic items, I'd prefer they be freely available to anyone who cares to download them... BUT I appreciate that the effort that you would have to go to scan them.

Either way, best of luck to you. I wish I had them... and it's great that they still exist when so much has been lost!