This Apollo 11 lunar module ascent training chart was prepared under The Department of Defense by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, United States Air Force for 16, July, 1969 launch date. On paper, the mapping chart measure 12½ x 35" (in one piece), has never been folded, and reveal great detail of the lunar surface with location grids overprinted in silver and notations of craters and areas in white. stored Rolled.
A solid white line moves westward from the Tranquility Base landing ellipse denoting the flight path for Lunar Module Eagle. Time ticks are marked on the line from lift-off plus 2 minutes until just past plus 7 minutes with the identification of orbit “INSERTION.” The Sabine series of craters are labeled plus Ritter, Schmidt, and Dionysus craters. These would have been seen outside Aldrin’s window and allowed verification that the ascent was proceeding on time as planned.
Chart based on Lunar Orbiter photography, 12.5 by 35.75 inches. Scale 1:630,000. Item ID Ascent Monitoring Chart, SEB00025-006, 16 July 1969, Site 2.