Amazing Historic NASA Photos Have Just Gone Up for Auction - See Them Here!

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:44AM
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Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:44AM
Amazing Historic NASA Photos Have Just Gone Up for Auction - See Them Here!

More than 600 vintage NASA photos have just gone up for auction for $500,000, many of which have never been seen before. Many of the photos capture famous historical moments, such Neil Armstrong's historic moonwalk, the first spacewalk, the first picture taken from space, the first "space selfie," and more.

 

"These photographs are more than merely documentary, many are simply sublime," said Sarah Wheeler, head of photographs at Bloomsbury Auctions. "They represent a golden age in the history of photography as well, when a few men went to the unknown to bring back awe-inspiring pictures. The view of the first Earthrise over the lunar horizon changed Man's relationship with the cosmos forever."

 

Here is a sampling of the collection, which includes some of the most iconic space photographs of all time:

 

The only clear photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon, taken by Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, July 1969:

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The first US Spacewalk by Ed White, Gemini 4, June 3, 1965:

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Over New Mexico:

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Over Southern California:

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Time-exposure of Gemini 10 launch, July 1966:

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Buzz Aldrin's boot in lunar soil, Apollo 11, July 1969:

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Buzz Aldrin just prior to becoming the second human being to set foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969:

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The first photograph from space, October 24, 1946:

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Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, Apollo 12, November 1969:

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Orbital panorama of Humboldt Crater, Revolution 71, Apollo 15, August 1971:

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The first "space selfie" by Buzz Aldrin, Gemini 12, November 1966:

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Alan Shepard and the American flag, Apollo 14, February 1971:

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Alan Bean with the reflection of the photographer (Pete Conrad) in his visor, Apollo 12, November 1969:

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Harrison Schmitt with the Earth above the US flag, Apollo 17, December 1972:

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The curvature of the Earth seen from the highest orbiting spacecraft in history, Gemini 11, September 1966:

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Libya, United Arab Republic and Sudan from Space, Gemini 11, September 1966:

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View of the giant Saturn V rocket (rockets used in Apollo missions) on the pad at dawn with the Moon in background, Apollo 4, November 9, 1967:

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Section from James Irwin's 360° panoramic view with David Scott and the rover beside Hadley Rille, Station 9A, Apollo 15, August 1971:

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[Credit: Bloomsbury/BNPS]

 

The full collection will be on display at Mallett Antiques in London until the auction ends on February 26.

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