‘MERCURY ATLAS 8 ORBITAL CHART FOR SIGMA 7 – SIGNED WITH FLIGHT INFORMATION’, Sotheby's

SCHIRRA RECORDS HIS LAUNCH AND LANDING TIMES

Mercury Orbit Chart MOC-4. Color Earth map, USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA, June 1962, 8½ by 33 inches.

From the Catalogue:
INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "The Six Orbits of Sigma 7, WALLY SCHIRRA" along the lower center.

All six orbits of the MA-8 flight are plotted with circles representing the ground coverage foot print of the Mercury world-wide tracking stations. Schirra has inscribed the date and time of his launch near the Cape Canaveral area of the chart with: "7:15 am, 3 Oct '62" and his flight time "9 hr 13m" near the splashdown bull's eye close to Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Related lot: 60
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