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Charles Duke (American, b. 1935)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
385
Sold for:
$461$375

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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 at the back of the Lunar Rover at Stone Mountain's Station 6, EVA 2, Apollo 16, April 1972. NASA HQ caption on the verso. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (19.2 x 18.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Slight curling to sheet.

N.B. Station 6 was located at the base of Stone Mountain on the Cayley Plain. John Young is at the back of the rover giving Mission Control a reading of his oxygen supply. Rather comically he reports that every time he checks his oxygen gauge, which is located on his chest, he gets an ear full of orange juice! "On the inside of our suits, we had a drink bag Velcroed to our liquid-cooled garment to give us something to drink on the surface,' recalled Duke. 'In orbit, these leaky bags had caused a problem so that's what John is kidding about" (quoted in Constantine, p. 104). The NASA negative number is AS16-108-17622.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

John Young, Apollo 16, Charles Duke, Extravehicular activity, Food and drink, Gelatin dessert, NASA, Outer space, Rover Company, Spaceflight

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