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Unidentified Photographer

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
4
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Unidentified Photographer
Dr. Wernher Von Braun, chief architect of the Saturn project, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, February 1961. NASA stamp and caption on the verso. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (18.3 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Creases at all corners of sheet.

N.B. Following World War II, Dr. Wernher Von Braun, inventor of the V2 rocket, had worked for the United States Army on an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) program, and his group was directly involved in the successful launch of Explorer 1, the first American satellite, in January 1958. Following the creation of NASA in July 1958, Von Braun predicted manned circumlunar flight within ten years, and a manned lunar landing and return mission a few years thereafter. Under NASA, he served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Marshall Space, Marshall Space Flight Center, Moon landing, NASA, NASA people, Operation Paperclip, Saturn, Saturn I, Saturn V, Science and technology in Germany, Spaceflight, SS-Sturmbannf├╝hrer, Wernher von Braun

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