Lunar Orbiter I
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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- MAN'S FIRST LOOK AT THE EARTH FROM THE MOON, 23 AUGUST 1966
- metal, paper, silver gelatin
Silver gelatin print, 16 by 20 inches, of Lunar Orbiter images I-102H-1 & 2. WITH: Original Aeronautical Chart and Information Center mailing tube, stamped Apr 4, 1967.
See Bowker & Hughes, Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon; Illustrated in: Cortright, Exploring Space with a Camera, pp 84-85.
Perhaps the most famous of the Lunar Orbiter images, this photo, taken by Lunar Orbiter I after responding to commands sent to it from Earth from a quarter million miles away, was taken from a vantage point of 730 miles above the far side of the Moon, on August 23, 1966.