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Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
246
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$738$600

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

Description:

Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999)
Re-photographed 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock panoramas of the landing site near the Lunar Module Intrepid, EVA 1, Apollo 12, November 1969. Numbered 'NASA S-70-24449' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, sheet size 8 x 10 in. (20.9 x 25.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. These rare panoramic views were assembled from 8 x 10 inch prints by the Mapping Sciences Laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and then photographed for use by scientists. Pete Conrad walked a short way down into Surveyor Crater to take the first panorama of the landing site (top). It is known as the 8 o'clock panorama because it was taken from the 8 o'clock position relative to the LM's front hatch which was at 12 o'clock. Alan Bean is seen photographing the footpad of the LM. Conrad took the second panorama (bottom), facing the 4 o'clock side of the LM, from a spot close to the TV camera. It shows Bean inspecting the LM; the S-band antenna; Conrad's shadow; the American flag; and the TV camera, which like many Apollo artifacts, remains on the surface. This pan really shows just how precise the landing was, being just a few feet from the edge of the target crater (Constantine, pp. 32-36). The NASA negative numbers are AS12-46-6764 to AS12-46-6782 and AS12-46-6746 to AS12-46-6763.
Estimate $500-700

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Keywords

Kodak, Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Apollo Lunar Module, Extravehicular activity, Outer space, Pete Conrad, Spacecraft, Spaceflight, United States

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