posted 11-10-2014 10:45 AM
Please contact me off list. We covered the 50 State Tour in our book "Marketing the Moon" and have a full chapter on it. We include the layout diagram of the entire truck, including display diagram in the book. But I also have LOADS of additional info (original press kit, original NASA report on the results of the tour, etc. etc.). We should talk -- there is a lot that didn't make it in the book, despite it covering a whole chapter.
But listed on the layout schematic (which we have in the book) are:
*Rockwell Painting of the LM on Surface
*Three life size color photos of Astronauts
*6 flown artifacts from the flight -- Aldrin's glove, navigation map, clock timer, computer readout sheet, space food, sunglasses, and pen
*Call outs describing vital parts of capsule
*Color photos of mission
*Saturn V cut-away
*The Capsule itself
*And an Apollo 11 moonrock
The chapter in our book is titled: The Apollo Road Show, and we provide a fascinating look at the tour from the perspective of Chuck Biggs, who helped design it, and the wonderful Elwood Johnson, who drove with on most of the 50 state visits and served as the tour manager.
On the specific Rockwell painting, I believe it was "Man's First Step on the Moon" - but will confirm with my notes when I get home.
PS; We also cover the behind the scenes story of the Rockwell painting as well.