Tag Archive for: Moon

Redlands to auction long-held trove of rare NASA Apollo Moon, astronaut photos, Dec. 1

NASA Apollo 15 (1971) photograph of Astronaut James B Irwin with Lunar Rover, Lunar Module, and planted American Flag against Mt Hadley Delta in the background. Size 8 x 10 inches. NASA IDs at top left margin. Estimate $20-$20,000

 REDLANDS, Calif. – As governments and private entities fast-track their goal to explore and colonize space, interest in images documenting the earliest days of space exploration has increased by leaps and bounds. A rare opportunity to acquire 1960s/’70s NASA photos and prints of Apollo astronauts working on the Moon, ultraviolet shots of Earth from the Moon, and shots of the Moon’s terrain itself, will take place on December 1 as Redlands Antique Auction sells a collection that has been quietly stored and unpublicized for 40 years. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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In Memoriam: Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins, 90

NASA 8 x 10 signed lithograph photo of Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic first steps on the lunar surface, died Wednesday. He was 90.

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