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Thomas Stafford (American, b. 1930), Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017), or John Young (American, b. 1930)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
162
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$1,353$1,100

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

Description:

Thomas Stafford (American, b. 1930), Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017), or John Young (American, b. 1930)
Two close-ups of the Command Spaceship Charlie Brown during flyby with the Lunar Module over the Moon, Apollo 10, May 1969. The second numbered 'NASA AS10-27-3880' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image sizes to 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (19.5 x 19.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear at corners.

N.B. The Command Module, about 12 feet in diameter and weighing 12,500 pounds "had about as much habitable volume as a walk-in closet" (Light, caption 106). Below the spacecraft (orbiting 69 miles above the lunar surface) is Smyth's Sea, which is located on the lunar equator just beyond the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from Earth (Thomas, p. 176). The NASA negative number for the first image is AS10-27-3874.

Literature: Chaikin, Space, p. 86 (second image).
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

Kodak, Charlie Brown, Thomas Stafford, Apollo 10, Apollo Lunar Module, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Eugene Cernan, John Young, NASA, Spaceflight

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