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William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
133
Sold for:
$523$425

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

Description:

William Anders (American, b. 1933), Frank Borman (American, b. 1928), or James Lovell (American, b. 1928)
The Moon photographed after trans-Earth injection, Apollo 8, December 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. On December 25, 1968, on the far side of the Moon, Apollo 8's SPS engine was ignited for trans-Earth insertion (TEI) to accelerate out of lunar orbit. An engine failure would have stranded the men in lunar orbit with no hope of rescue. "Please be informed, there is a Santa Claus," radioed Lovell when the spacecraft regained contact with Earth. The NASA negative number is AS8-14-2474.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Kodak, James Lovell, William Anders, Apollo 8, Apollo program, Aviation, Borman, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Exploration of the Moon, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, Lovell, Spaceflight, Trans-Earth injection

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