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3048M Marlborough
November 2, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Alfred Worden (American, b. 1932), David Scott (American, b. 1932), or James Irwin (American, 1930-1991)

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


Alfred Worden (American, b. 1932), David Scott (American, b. 1932), or James Irwin (American, 1930-1991)
The half-Moon during the trans-Earth coast phase, Apollo 15, August 1971. Numbered 'NASA AS15-94-12866' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (18.3 x 18.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Scattered minor handling crimps, especially at u.c.

N.B. A view of the Moon never seen before the space age, centered on the boundary between the lunar near side and the Moon's hidden face. "We went to the Moon as trained, hopefully efficient, observers to gather data with both our scientific instruments and our minds. We spent 150 hours circling over this unique planet, exploring the Hadley Base area, and performing the scientific tasks required. Yet, in addition to making these assigned scientific observations, we left the Moon indelibly impressed with its stark, surrealistic features, its nearly overwhelming variety of landforms, and, above all, its awesome beauty. It is truly a fascinating place for exploration and study" (NASA SP-289, Apollo 15 crew observations, p. 4.1).
Estimate $400-600

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James Irwin