posted 10-29-2020 06:00 AM
Update to the status of the Apollo 11 Flight Plan in 2020:
While the balance of remaining pages has been sold, over a dozen pages remain missing or reduced to grainy thumbnail images on past auction pages.
While intact digital versions of the July 1, 1969 edition are available, these do not contain the pen and ink changes made prior to flight and the handwritten notations made in flight.
Flight copies included Section 3 pages 1 to 35, 9 pages of star charts (not in ground copies), Section 6, and 4 pages of Mission Rules and the Photography Timeline. The Mission Rules and Photographic timeline were also not in ground copies.
A low quality digital version sourced from the National Archives does have the pen and ink changes and pages sourced from elsewhere. It was the backup to the flight copy, so it did not contain the inflight notations.
A more dire situation exists with the LM Timeline Book that didn't sell last year. While the scanned archival copy (also low quality) is the flight copy at least 4 pages of the main body are missing (the last tab with the transfers) as well as the six Flight Plan pages that are at the beginning the document. (3-62 to 67 of the July 1 Flight Plan plus P&I and any inflight notations).
Purported copies of the LM Timeline sold on Amazon showing the title page and containing blank pages have tricked at least a few buyers into thinking they were buying a copy of the document, so beware.