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Viking 1, Mars, Two Color Photographs of the Surface, July 26 and 27, 1976.

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3103T
Lot:
2277
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Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

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Viking 1, Mars, Two Color Photographs of the Surface, July 26 and 27, 1976. Two color 8 x 10 in. photographs showing the surface of Mars, the first showing the surface and part of the Viking spacecraft's gray structure in the foreground, along with a bright orange cable leading to one of the descent rocket engines that showing that the vivid red colors of Mars have not been distorted through transmission; [and] another image with the Martian surface in the background featuring a large portion of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator wind screen emblazoned with an American flag decal. (2)
The Rudolf Spoor Collection of NASA Photographs and Ephemera
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Astrobiology, Discovery and exploration of the Solar System, Exploration of Mars, Mars, Radioisotope thermoelectric generator, Schiaparelli EDM lander, Spaceflight, Viking 1, Viking program

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