Lot 9262: Apollo 10 Lunar Orbit Still Photographic Film Negatives

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:10:17

Lot 9262: Fabulous limited edition presentation of two original NASA 70mm transparencies of black-and-white film exposed during Apollo 10's lunar orbital photography operations, unflown but produced from the original film by NASA's photographic services shortly after the mission in 1969. Mounted inside an 8.5 x 11 certificate, numbered 22/32, signed at the bottom in blue felt tip by Commander Tom Stafford. The sheet provides a description of the mission and explanation of the photography, noting that the astronauts took 1,436 frames of still photographs during the mission using nine rolls of film. One transparency is labeled "Magazine S, Frame # 32-4780," and shows the lunar surface filling the entire frame. The other, labeled "Magazine T, Frame # 33-4960," shows the cratered surface in the lower half of the frame with the the pitch-black horizon seen in the background. In fine condition. An exceptional piece featuring two original NASA transparencies of the lunar surface as seen from the second Apollo mission to orbit the moon. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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