Map Of Taurus-Littrow Landing Site
Landing Site On 3-D Map
Depiction Of Taurus Littrow Landing Site
Landing Site From LM Challenger
|This artifact is a
three dimensional map of the Apollo 17 Taurus
Littrow landing site. The map appears to
be constructed out of plastic. The size of
this map is approximately 33 inches tall by 45
inches wide. The South Massif (mountain)
on the map is approximately 4 inches tall.
The scale of the map is 1:40,000.
Obviously, 3 dimensional maps such as this one
were invaluable tools for the astronauts to be
able to visualize their landing sites.
The artist depiction of the landing site was
done by Jerry Elmore. The photo of this
artist's depiction came from the McDonnell
Douglas Astronautics Company, Huntington Beach,
California - Photographics Services - Print No.
The 3 dimensional map was consigned for auction
in the Fall 1995 Space Memorabilia Auction
conducted by Superior Stamp & Coin, an
A-Mark Company. The auction was held on
October 28, 1995. This map was lot
number 798 in that auction.
The description in the auction catalog stated, "798. 3D Map of the
Apollo 17 Landing Area (45x35") This NASA
plastic map includes the locations of the LM
landing area, 4" tall North and South Massifs
(lunar mountains) and all major craters.
This is the first time this map has ever been
offered for sale to the public."
Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum
acquired this artifact from the Superior Stamp
& Coin Auction.