Apollo 9 Flown & Signed Checklist Covers & Ring

Front and rear cover with the original metal ring from the Landmark Maps & Photos checklist flown aboard the first test flight of the Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo 9. Originated from the collection of Mission Commander Jim McDivitt and is signed and inscribed on the reverse.

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Archive Id AP9-FL-CLC


The front and rear covers and metal ring came directly from the Apollo 9 Landmark Maps & Photos checklist and originated from the collection of Mission Commander Jim McDivitt. The front bears the checklist title, part, and serial numbers, while the rear map is signed and inscribed with "Flown aboard Apollo 9 / Jim McDivitt / Apollo 9 CDR". The checklist originally held landmark and photo maps of Earth, with each chart giving latitude, longitude, elevation, and horizontal uncertainty calculations for each identified location. The NASA Apollo Earth Landmark Maps, printed by the Army Map Service, were all on a scale of 1:1,000,000.

The landmark and photo map checklist was intended for an emergency procedure in which the Apollo astronauts could update the spacecraft guidance and navigation computers by inputting precise position information of preselected Earth landmarks. Such maps of candidate landmarks and related data charts were prepared and carried by astronauts in both the Gemini and Apollo programs.

Product Information:

  • Apollo 9 flown front and rear cover and metal ring
  • Pages measure 10.5" x 8.5"
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity from The Space Collective
  • Includes a copy of McDivitt's original certificate of authenticity
  • Includes a photograph of McDivitt holding the checklist

Authentication Information: The two pages and metal ring were originally from the Apollo 9 landmark maps & photos checklist and came from the collection of Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt. Includes a copy of the original certificate of authenticity and a photograph of McDivitt with the checklist.

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