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[APOLLO 15]. PHOTO PRESENTATION SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW TO BILL TAUB

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub

[APOLLO 15]. PHOTO PRESENTATION SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW TO BILL TAUB

[APOLLO 15]. PHOTO PRESENTATION SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE CREW TO BILL TAUB

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,000

USD

FROM THE ESTATE OF NASA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL TAUB

AN APOLLO 15 PHOTO PRESENTATION 


3 vintage color photographs, images taken by Bill Taub, from 6 3/4 by 5 5/8 to 13 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches, with mission emblem, 3 1/4 inches in diameter, matted and framed together to 21 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches, SIGNED by DAVID SCOTT, ALFRED WORDEN and JAMES IRWIN, and INSCRIBED by the crew: "TO BILL TAUB WITH WARM PERSONAL REGARDS FROM THE CREW OF APOLLO 15 AND MANY THANKS | FOR RECORDING SO WELL THE HISTORY OF LUNAR VOYAGED ON THE EARTH. FEB. 9, 1972." Some fading to images and Irwin's signature.


Apollo 15 was the first J mission (longer three-day stays with an extended LM, three LEVAs, and a LRV), with a longer stay on the lunar surface, and an increased focus on science. The mission is remembered for the finding of the Genesis Rock, and for Scott using a hammer and a feather to test Galileo's theory that absent air resistance, objects drop at the same rate.

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