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Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
430
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$523$425

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

Description:

Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)
Harrison Schmitt jumping into the LMP Rover seat, Station 9, EVA 3, Apollo 17, December 1972. Numbered 'NASA AS17-134-20454' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 1/8 x 7 in. (18.0 x 17.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. According to the Lunar Module pilot (LMP) Schmitt, "Mounting the Rover when spacesuited takes a bit of doing. You stand facing forward by the side of the vehicle, jump upward about two feet with a simultaneous sideways push, kick your feet out ahead, and wait as you slowly settle into the seat, ideally in the correct one. Here I'm completing the job" (quoted in NASA SP-350, p. 14.3).

Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 65 (variant).
Estimate $400-600


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

Kodak, Van Haaften, Schick Haaften, Apollo 17, Chromogenic, Eugene Cernan, Extravehicular activity, Harrison Schmitt, Lunar rovers, NASA, Outer space, Rover Company, Spaceflight

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