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Still from a TV Transmission

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
121
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$185$150

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

Description:

Still from a TV Transmission
William Anders, weightless, tries out his toothbrush, Apollo 8, December 1968. NASA KSC caption on the verso. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (18.9 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. The Apollo 8 crew was 120,653 miles from Earth traveling at a speed of 3,207 mph at the time the TV picture was transmitted from space (NASA caption). William Anders described one of the challenges of taking pictures: "Zero G is a blessing and a curse. I mean, for keeping track of your film, it's a curse, because the goddamn stuff, you put it down, which is stupid to do. I always used to put it on the edge of the simulator, and it just stayed there, you know? And without thinking, I didn't stick it to the Velcro. Put it down here, where is it? I'd always to go hunting for it, and that always puts you a few minutes behind' (Chaikin, Voices, p. 30).
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

William Anders, Anders, Chaikin, Government of the United States, NASA

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