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[APOLLO 13]. VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MOON SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[APOLLO 13]. VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MOON SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW

[APOLLO 13]. VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MOON SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,750

USD

FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB

THE NEAR FULL MOON AS SEEN FROM APOLLO 13

THE LUNAR FARSIDE SHOWING THE CRATER TSIOLKOVSKY 


Vintage color photograph, 11 1/4 by 14 inches, mounted onto board, SIGNED on the mat by JAMES LOVELL, JACK SWIGERT and FRED HAISE, and INSCRIBED by the crew "TO BILL TAUB— | THANKS FOR RISKING CAMERA DAMAGE SHOOTING THE AQUARIUS GANG. YOUR PICTURE | TAKING EFFORTS, PRINTING, AND MOUNTING PICTURES UPSIDE DOWN WAS APPRECIATED. BEST | WISHES FROM THE APOLLO 13 CREW." Minor nick to edge of image, minor toning to board.


SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Apollo 13 Crew. This view of the moon was photographed from the spacecraft during its trans-Earth journey homeward. Although the explosion of the oxygen tank in the Service Module forced the cancellation of the scheduled lunar landing, the spacecraft made a pass around the Moon prior to returning to Earth. 


Incidentally, the orientation of the photograph is, in fact, "upside down."  

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