Checklist used by last man on the moon Eugene Cernan in 1972 goes on the auction

NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan wore the Apollo 17 EVA-3 cuff checklist while trekking across the moon in 1972 – the last time man was on the lunar surface – and the historic notes are now up for grabs.

RR Auction, is auctioning off several items from space exploration history, including the checklist served as a comprehensive guide for the extravehicular activity, offered preparation procedures, simplified maps of traverse routes and landmarks. 

The small book also included notes made Cernan for a speech he gave on December 4 – the last words spoken from the moon.

Also included in the auction are items from the first landing on the moon and first man in space: Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Personal Preference Kit and Alan Shepard’s space suit glove.

All of the items have an estimated starting price of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan wore the Apollo 17 EVA-3 cuff checklist while trekking across the moon in 1972 – the last time man was on the lunar surface – and the historic notes are now up for grabs

Captain Cernan, a retired U.S. Navy captain, was the second American to have walked in space and was the commander of Apollo 17.

In December 1972, he had the distinction of being the ‘last man on the moon’ after he became the final astronaut to re-enter the Apollo Lunar Module. He was the last human being to leave his footprints on the moon surface. 

Before leaving the moon, Cernan delivered a message to Earth while standing next to the American flag, which still stands in the lunar soil: ‘I think probably one of the most significant things we can think about when we think about Apollo is that it has opened for us—’for us’ being the world—a challenge of the future. 

‘The door is now cracked, but the promise of the future lies in the young people, not just in America, but the young people all over the world learning to live and learning to work together.’

The RR Auction , a space collector's event, is auctioning off the item that served as a comprehensive guide for the extravehicular activity, offered preparation procedures, simplified maps of traverse routes and landmarks

The RR Auction , a space collector’s event, is auctioning off the item that served as a comprehensive guide for the extravehicular activity, offered preparation procedures, simplified maps of traverse routes and landmarks

The checklist also features drawings made by the astronaut while on the moon, along with protocols to follow

The checklist also features drawings made by the astronaut while on the moon, along with protocols to follow

The small book also included notes made Cernan for a speech he gave on December 4 - the last words spoken from the moon

The small book also included notes made Cernan for a speech he gave on December 4 – the last words spoken from the moon

‘As I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come—but we believe not too long into the future—I’d like to just (say) what I believe history will record. 

‘That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.’ 

Cernan wore the checklist on his left wrist for the duration of the final EVA of Apollo 17, exposing it to the lunar environment for 7 hours and 15 minutes while exploring the base of the North Massif and the Sculptured Hills.

Aldrin, part of the Apollo 11 mission, was the second man to walk on the moon when he stepped out of the Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969 and along for the ride was his Personal Preference Kit (PPK) that is up for auction.

The cloth knapsack is signed by Aldrin in a black felt tip pen and features a short note from the NASA astronaut

Aldrin, part of the Apollo 11 mission, was the second man to walk on the moon when he stepped out of the Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969 and along for the ride was his Personal Preference Kit (PPK) that is up for auction.

RR Auction estimates the price for Cernan’s notes will go as much as $800,000 – the auction ends on October 21. 

Aldrin, part of the Apollo 11 mission, was the second man to walk on the moon when he stepped out of the Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969 and along for the ride was his Personal Preference Kit (PPK) that is up for auction.

The cloth knapsack is signed by Aldrin in a black felt tip pen and features a short note from the NASA astronaut: ‘This Lunar Module PPK carried my personal belongings to Tranquility Base on Apollo XI.—Including Communion Kit—, Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot.’ 

Another historic item included in the space-themed auction is the glove worn by the first American in space

The garment belonged to Shepard, who was part of Project Mercury - NASA's first human spaceflight program that ran from 1958 through 1963. The aluminum wrist cuff features a rubber seal gasket and zipper attachment

Another historic item included in the space-themed auction is the glove worn by the first American in space. The garment belonged to Shepard, who was part of Project Mercury – NASA’s first human spaceflight program that ran from 1958 through 1963. The aluminum wrist cuff features a rubber seal gasket and zipper attachment

The item is worn around the fingertips and along the palm, but inside the cuff is 'Shepard' written in black marker

The item is worn around the fingertips and along the palm, but inside the cuff is ‘Shepard’ written in black marker

The estimated  selling cost for the knapsack is $250,000. 

Another historic item included in the space-themed auction is the glove worn by the first American in space.

The garment belonged to Shepard, who was part of Project Mercury – NASA’s first human spaceflight program that ran from 1958 through 1963. 

Shepard soared into space on May 5, 1961 from Florida, which was a month after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had earned the distinction as the first person in space.

The aluminum wrist cuff features a rubber seal gasket and zipper attachment—a desirable piece of NASA spacesuit history.

The glove up for auction is one wore by Shepard, on his left hand, when he made the historic 15 minute and 22 second space flight. 

 The item is worn around the fingertips and along the palm, but inside the cuff is ‘Shepard’ written in black marker – this item could go up to 750,000.

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