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