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APOLLO 12 LANDING SITE GEOLOGIC MAP Pristine! 1971 RARE PRE-MISSION MAP For Sale

APOLLO 12 LANDING SITE GEOLOGIC MAP Pristine! 1971 RARE PRE-MISSION MAP
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This is USGS Map I-627, ?Geologic Map of the Lansberg P Region of the Moon? It also says ?Lunar Orbiter Site III P-9, Oceanus Procellarum Including Apollo Landing Site 7 (Apollo 12)?. This is THE Apollo 12 landing site map, as well as the Surveyor 3 landing site. The two landing sites are indicated on the map! This item consists of one large full-color map, an accompanying 4-page explanatory article, and the original manila sleeve.  There is some very interesting history associated with this area of the moon, making this map among the most desirable of the lunar geologic maps.

Surveyor 3 was only the second soft landing on the moon ever achieved by a US spacecraft. Surveyor 3 initial touchdown occurred at 00:04:17 UT and final touchdown (it sort of bounced due to the landing rockets not cutting off correctly!)  occurred at 00:04:53 UT on April 20, 1967 (19:04:53 April 19, EST) at 3.01 S, 336.66 E.

Two and half years later Apollo 12 landed near the Surveyor 3 site in Oceanus Procellarum near the rim of what had become known as Surveyor crater at 06:54:35 UT. Astronauts Conrad and Bean performed two surface EVA's, one on 19 November and one on 20 November, during which an Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP) was placed on the lunar surface, 34.4 kg of samples of the lunar terrain were acquired, various photographs were exposed by the astronauts during lunar surface activities, AND parts were taken from the Surveyor 3 spacecraft for examination!

The first photo above shows the entire map. The second photo shows the Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 landing sites. This set is complete, which is rare to find these days. Usually the pamphlet is missing. Makes this a must-have for the Apollo missions collector.

The map is at a scale of 1:100,000 and measures 28.5x41 inches. All three parts of this publication, the map, the article, and the sleeve, are in excellent condition. The map and article appear not to have been used at all. The map shows both the Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12 landing sites clearly marked. This was published in 1971. These have gotten hard to find.

Just a note: This area is part of the larger Riphaeus Mountains quadrangle, for which a separate smaller scale geologic map was published in 1965. It makes a great companion to this map as it provides an excellent sense of the scale and context.

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