11-02-2017 11-02-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3048M Marlborough
November 2, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Unidentified Photographer

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3048M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2017 10:00AM


Unidentified Photographer
Two photographs of the first Apollo crew to go to space, posing in front of mock ups of their rocket and spacecraft, Apollo 7, October 1968. The second numbered 'NASA S-66-45630' in red on the recto u.r. margin, NASA MSC caption on the verso. Vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image sizes to 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (24.0 x 18.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. The flight of Apollo 7 signaled the resumption of manned U.S. space flights 21 months after the Apollo 1 tragedy. Walter Schirra, Walter Cunningham, and Donn Eisele, from left to right, were the first crew to fly aboard the new Apollo spacecraft for almost 11 days. The main objectives of the mission were to test the many systems of the vehicle's Command and Service Module, including test firing the engines that would place the astronauts in lunar orbit (Jacobs, p. 21).
Estimate $300-500

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Kodak, Walter Cunningham, Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele, United States