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Project Mercury 7, Early Rocketry, Nine Photographs.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
2033
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Project Mercury 7, Early Rocketry, Nine Photographs. Including a 9 1/2 x 8 in. black-and-white photograph of the Soviet R-7 Vostok rocket engines; 9 x 6 3/4 in. black-and-white photograph of the unsuccessful launch of the Vanguard TV-3 rocket test by the U.S. Navy on December 6, 1957, nicknamed "Kaputnik" because it flew only four feet before falling over and exploding; black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photograph of Roy Johnson, John Medaris, and Wernher von Braun standing in front of the Jupiter-C satellite launcher; color 8 x 10 in. photograph of the Jupiter-C with Explorer 1 satellite during launch, January 31, 1958; black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photograph showing Juno II on the launchpad, December 12, 1958; 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photograph of the Mercury-Atlas 2 taking off on February 21, 1961; [and] four black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photographs of the recovery of John Glenn from his Mercury-Redstone 3/Freedom 7 on Mary 5, 1961. (9)
The Rudolf Spoor Collection of NASA Photographs and Ephemera
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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John Glenn, Roy Johnson, John Medaris, Aerospace engineering, John Bruce Medaris, Jupiter-C, Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle, NASA, Nuclear weapons of the United States, Operation Paperclip, PGM-19 Jupiter, Project Mercury, Redstone, Science and technology in the United States, Spaceflight

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