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3048M Marlborough
November 2, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Alan Shepard (American, 1923-1998) and Edgar Mitchell (American, 1930-2016)

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


Alan Shepard (American, 1923-1998) and Edgar Mitchell (American, 1930-2016)
Two lunar landscapes seen on the way to Cone Crater, Station C-Prime, EVA 2, Apollo 14, February 1971. The first with a NASA HQ caption numbered 'AS14-64-9118' on the verso; the second numbered 'NASA AS14-68-9447' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 7 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (19.5 x 21.8 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Scattered minor handling crimps.

N.B. The second EVA was a planned geological traverse to Cone Crater, with the objective of sampling material from the rim of this crater (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_14/surface_opp/). Alan Shepard (first photograph) and Ed Mitchell (second photograph) captured these views from Station C-Prime about 75 meters southeast of the rim of Cone Crater. It was at this point that they had used up their time allotted to find the rim of the crater and now had to turn around (Constantine, p. 54). The views are looking across the valley which the crew flew over during the final approach to landing.

Literature: Chaikin, Voices, back cover (first image).
Estimate $400-600

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Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell