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Charles Duke (American, b. 1935)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
383
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$277$225

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

Description:

Charles Duke (American, b. 1935)
John Young and the rover in the barren lunar landscape of Stone Mountain's Station 4, EVA 2, Apollo 16, April 1972. Numbered 'NASA AS16-110-17960' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. (18.3 x 17.4 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Scattered minor handling crimps, subtle silvering.

N.B. Station 4 marked the highest point reached at Stone Mountain. At 152 meters (499 feet) above the valley floor, Young and Duke were at the highest elevation above the LM of any Apollo mission. Smoky Mountain is about 8 kilometers on the far horizon. The astronauts found it difficult to find a level place to park the rover on the steep slopes of Stone Mountain. 'The first place we parked, I tried to get out of the rover, and I was going to roll down the hill, it was really steep. The rover could actually climb a steeper slope than we could walk on. We were five to seven hundred feet above the valley floor. This was one of the most incredible stops we made,' remembered Duke (Chaikin, Voices, p. 90).

Literature: Hope, p. 33.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

John Young, Apollo 16, Apollo program, Charles Duke, Exploration of the Moon, Extravehicular activity, Lunar rovers, NASA, Outer space, Rover, Rover Company, Spaceflight, Stone Mountain

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