Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction

Sun Online Desk

30th January, 2017 04:22:53 printer

Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction

Space history is going under the hammer next month when a batch of Nasa photos come up for auction. 

 

The 22 pictures were taken over more than two decades when the US led the space race with the Apollo missions to the moon. 

 

The images, kept in the agency’s archive, include the iconic photo of Buzz Aldrin  — and Neil Armstrong’s reflection in his visor — on the lunar surface in 1969, as well as views of the Earth and, are expected to fetch about £20,000.

 

The sale, at New York’s Swann Auction Galleries on February 14, also includes pictures of  Ed White, who became the first American to walk in space in 1965, Commander Eugene Cernan, whose 1972 mission made him the last man to walk on the moon and who died this month, and images from missions by the Challenger shuttle, which was lost in 1986.


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