1 big auc­tion for mankind

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Orig­i­nal prints from John Glenn and Neil Arm­strong are among 445 rare pho­tos taken by Amer­i­can as­tro­nauts that are be­ing sold by Skin­ner Auc­tion­eers and

Ap­prais­ers start­ing this week and run­ning through Nov. 2. The auc­tion house says “The Beauty of Space” is the first U.S. auc­tion to fo­cus solely on vin­tage pho­to­graphs pro­duced by NASA as­tro­nauts dur­ing the hey­day of lu­nar ex­plo­ration, from 1961 to 1972. The im­ages are not re­prints but orig­i­nal, gelatin sil­ver or chro­mogenic prints pro­duced by NASA fol­low­ing the Mer­cury, Gemini and Apollo mis­sions.

Neil Arm­strong 1969

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