The images have been selected from NASA’s archives and printed from original NASA positives, and are expected to sell somewhere between $15,000 and $25,000.

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Take a look at our gallery below to see some of the iconic images being auctioned, which give a sense of the enormity of NASA’s achievements as it began sending humans into space.

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Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.