Apollo 17 Flown to the Lunar Surface Descent Map

Lunar Surface Flown Descent Map used by the Apollo 17 Crew
to navigate during the descent to the valley of Taurus Littrow


This 8x10 descent map was used by Gene Cernan to track the lunar module's (LM) powered descent to the surface of the moon on Apollo 17 and spent three days on the lunar surface in the lunar module. It is section 9 of an 18-panel map that was used to track the LM's progress from Lunar Orbit, down to the landing site. Cernan has signed and inscribed this map "This chart used on descent to Taurus-Littrow." Provenance doesn't get any better than Ex Gene Cernan collection.

Framed with recessed windows for map, plaque and mission patch. Matted in acid-free black suede with gold fillet. Frame ic 1.25" evched gold reverse-style aluminum, with non-glare UV plexiglass.

The overall framed size is 19" x 22"

This map was originally purchased for a 5 figure sum, and this similar Flown Map Section from Apollo 16 sold at auction for over $33,000!!

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