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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CHICAGO – Marking the 50th anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, Wright and LAMA present One Giant Leap for Mankind: Vintage Photographs from the Victor Martin-Malburet Collection, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Project Apollo (1961–1972), an auction to take place in Chicago on Friday, October 28. This stunning collection comprises more than 300 original historic photographs from Project Apollo, the NASA program responsible for placing the first humans on the surface of the moon. Meticulously researched and collected during the course of 25 years by Victor Martin-Malburet, each image represents extraordinary feats of human exploration, imagination and collaboration, and many of those being offered have never been published. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through 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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the National Space Society have congratulated former US Senator (Florida) Bill Nelson on his nomination as the new NASA Administrator.