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Space Pioneers | June 6 | Marlborough

A Lecture by Rudolf Spoor

Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin on the Surface of the Moon, the Visor Photograph, July 11, 1969 (Lot 2087, Estimate: $600-800)

Wednesday, June 6, 5PM

Come and hear Rudolf Spoor’s story of passionate collecting, which began with a disastrous backyard model rocket detonation and lead to a lifelong career in the Dutch media. Spoor was a fortunate front-line witness to the American space race at its start in the 1960’s. He was there to see the fulfillment of John F. Kennedy’s moon challenge in 1969 and was a dedicated witness to each subsequent landmark of science, technology, and space exploration accomplished by ensuing NASA programs.

With a prescient instinct regarding the future importance of each mission, Spoor accumulated a trove of photographs, models, transparencies, flown samples, spacesuit and spacecraft materials, signed documents and pictures, and more. Spoor will speak on his close connection to the American space program as a journalist, his collection, and his enthusiasm for the spirit that moved the immense team of rocket scientists, mathematicians, test pilots, and astronauts and made modern space exploration possible.

Skinner Marlborough Gallery
274 Cedar Hill St. 
Marlborough MA, 01752

Reception: 5pm
Lecture: 6pm


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