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Russell Schweickart (American, b. 1935) or James McDivitt (American, b. 1929)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
149
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Russell Schweickart (American, b. 1935) or James McDivitt (American, b. 1929)
The Command Spaceship Gumdrop over the Earth, Apollo 9, March 1969. Numbered 'NASA G 69 5072' (NASA Goddard) in black on the recto l.r. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based GAF paper, image size 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (23.8 x 19.2 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Handling crease c.l., possible color shifting.

N.B. Its propeller-like antenna jutting toward Earth, the Command and Service Module passes over Hawaii in a picture taken from the Lunar Module during its first manned test flight. Scott flew by himself in the Command Module for a six-hour period while the two crafts changed orbits and let as much as 100 miles separate them (Mason, p. 152-54). The NASA negative number is AS9-24-3657.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Russell Schweickart, Apollo 9, Apollo Command/Service Module, Extravehicular activity, James McDivitt, NASA, NASA people, Outer space, Rusty Schweickart, Spaceflight

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