Astronomical Map: Apollo Lunar Orbit Chart (ALO), Apollo Mission 11


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Apollo Lunar Orbit Chart (ALO), Apollo Mission 11, 1st and 30th Revolutions, 16 July 1969 Launch Date, produced for NASA, USA, c. 1969.

The United States’ National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s (NASA) Apollo programme for landing astronauts on the Moon generated millions of associated mission documents. Some were made available to press and media. These included charts projecting the ground track of the spacecraft, as it orbited the Moon, over a detailed photographic montage of surface features. The photographs had been generated from the unmanned Lunar Orbiter missions of 1966-67. The charts provided an accurate prediction of where each Apollo spacecraft would be and what features would be visible to the crew and mission controllers at any specific time while circling the Moon.

This particular chart shows that for the first and thirtieth revolutions of the Moon by the Apollo 11 spacecraft for a July 16 1969 launch date (the actual launch date).

Produced at John F Kennedy Space Center, Brevard county, Canaveral, Cape, Florida, United States.


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