Lot 9529: Impressive collection of 30 photographs personally-owned by Guenter Wendt from throughout his career in NASA Mission Control, ranging from Project Mercury through Skylab, including a glossy 8 x 10 of him wearing a hardhat, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Leon Ford; I hope you enjoy the space photos from my collection, Guenter F .Wendt, Pad Leader (1960–75)." All but the inscribed photo are signed on the reverse by Wendt and stamped as being from his personal collection, with many also bearing the typical purple NASA caption text. Some of the subjects depicted include: Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface standing beside the deployed Solar Wind Composition Experiment during Apollo 11; Alan Shepard during a simulation exercise before MR-3; the Apollo 15 rover on the lunar surface; and the Apollo 16 rocket prepared to launch. In overall fine condition. A nice representation of NASA's glory days from the collection of an important insider. The Leon Ford Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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