NASA Space Age photos up for auction

A collection of 22 photographs from past NASA missions, including images of spacewalks and the Apollo 11 lunar landing, are to be auctioned by New York’s Swann Auction Galleries on 14 February 2017.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless makes the first ever untethered spacewalk with the aid of his nitrogen jet propelled backpack, February 1984.
Published: January 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

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.

Authors

Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

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

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