Space Aficonados could get their hands on taking the first selfie of the encyclopedia in the only picture of Neil Armstrong’s famous footsteps on the moon and in a self-portrait of Buzz Aldrin.
The rare images are part of a 2,400 vintage photo collection called Voyage to the World, hosted by Christie Up online auction through November 19, 2020.
The original images, comprising 70,000 lots, ‘show the artistic heritage of the golden age of space exploration when NASA and its astronaut-photographers took the first puzzle into space and another to the surface of the earth,’ the auction house said in a press release last week.
Rare Pictures is a part of the 2,400 Vintage Photo Collection Voyage to Another World, which will be auctioned off by Christy Up until November 20, 1992. The only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon, July 1-2-24, 1969
Photo of Buzz Aldrin, first self-portrait in space, November 11-15, 1966
Described as the ‘most extensive private collection of NASA photographs’ on display at the auction, the images cover several memorabilia of the space program – from spaceflight programs like Mercury and Gemini to the historic Apollo Journey.
Iconic images are included in the photographs, NASA did not release quite a few images during the mission.
Pictures of the sets are expected to sell for between 30 30,000 and 50,000 50,000 (39 39,000 to $ 66,000) in price, including a rare Armstrong portrait taken by Aldrin during the Apollo 1.
Aldrin’s trailblazing selfie is expected to sell for between ,000 6,000 and 8 8,000 (8 8,000 to, 10,600), according to the auction house.
Other high-priced selections from the auction include a panoramic view of the Harrison Smith and the Lunar Rover in the Shorty Crater, the first man-made portrait of ‘Arthritis’ and ‘Blue Marble’ – the world’s first human shot was taken, writes Harrison Smith
The first man-made image of Planet Earth, December 21-27, 1968
First U.S. Spacewalk, Ed White’s Eva over Texas, June 3-7, 1965
December 21-27, 1968, the first man-made photograph of Arthritis
The press release said that photography was still analogous, ‘requiring light sensitive chemistry, film and photographic papers.’
The astronauts were taught how to best capture images from NASA, Hasselblad, Kodak, Zeiss experts and photographers from Life and National Georgiagraph.
‘Through their cameras, the astronaut-transformed artists were able to convey the beauty and glory of their experience to mankind in space, forever changing the way we view ourselves and our place in the universe,’ the release continues.
Some images will become moments of definition in pop culture, for decades, the average person was unaware of the many photos taken by astronauts.
The images were only available for authorized research in the archives of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
Panoramic view of Harrison Schmidt, Tracy’s Rock and Lunar Rover, Station 6, December 7-19, 1972
Crescent Earth crosses the barren horizon of the moon, July 26-August 7, 1971
According to the release, the entire collection was created by Victor Martin-Malburet together over a period of 15 years.
Included in the collection are NASA mission transcripts that help mankind make the first journey to another world step by step.
Martin-Malburet said in a published statement, ‘Astronauts are often portrayed as great scientists and heroes, but they are not hailed as the most notable photographers of all time’ ’Mercury and Gemini’s early pioneers were given canvas as space and earth; Apollo is an astronaut in an alien world.
‘From the thin protection of their space capsules and EMUs (Extravascular Mobility Units), they captured images with skill and boldness, which immediately took the final image, amazed and amazed.’
During the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 2019, the collection was exhibited around the world in museums around the world, including the Grand Palace in Paris, the Kunstaus in Zurich, the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, and the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen. Henny Onstad Kunstenster in Oslo.
Lmgall and Arthurise, July 16-24, 1969
360 Panoramic Order in the Pacific Ocean, July 16-24, 1969