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3048M Marlborough
November 2, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)

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


Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)
Pete Conrad working at the Lunar Module, EVA 1, Apollo 12, November 1969. Numbered 'NASA AS12-47-6988' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.3 x 17.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. On the right, the dish antenna was used for communicating with Earth. "Both of us really enjoyed working on the surface; we took a lot of kidding later about the way we reacted. But it was exciting; there we were, the third and fourth people on the Moon, doing what we were supposed to do, what we had planned to do, and keeping within schedule. Add to that the excitement of just being there, and I think we could be forgiven for reacting with enthusiasm," recalled Pete Conrad (NASA SP-350, chapter 12.2).

Literature: Jacobs, p. 77.
Estimate $400-600

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