Lot 5. Early views from space: first photo of Earth and Sun; first crude photo from a satellite; mosaic and views from 700 miles up; Atlas rocket stage; space researches, October 1957-March 1960

Starting price: £ 1 500
Auction date: 20.11.2020   00:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 5 | Early views from space: first photo of Earth and Sun; first crude photo from a satellite; mosaic and views from 700 miles up; Atlas rocket stage; space researches, October 1957-March 1960
5 a
NACA / Unidentified Photographer

Early space researches at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

October 1957 - March 1958

Two vintage gelatin silver prints on fiber-based paper, each 20.6 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), original NACA photographs, numbered “NACA C-37671” and “NACA C-45021” in black in top margin, the first with NACA caption and Cleveland Press reference dpt. dated “OCT 8 1957” on the verso, the second with Cleveland Press reference dpt. dated “MAR 5 1958” on the verso

5 b
Taken by a camera installed on the Thor rocket

The first picture of the Earth and Sun from space

July 24, 1959

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 18 x 22.9cm, original press wire photo with UPI press caption in margin and reference stamp dated “AUG 7-59” on the verso

5 c
Taken by a camera installed on the Explorer VI satellite

The first crude photograph of Earth from space taken from a satellite

August 14, 1959

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), original press wire photo with Associated Press photo caption in bottom margin, with “SEP 29 1959 M” stamp and Associated Press credit stamp on the verso

5 d
Taken by a camera mounted to the Atlas rocket

Mosaic of the Earth from 700 miles up in space

August 24, 1959

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), original General Electric photograph with overlays indicating geographical features as well as General Electric credit and caption in the image

5 e
Taken by a camera installed on the Atlas rocket

Views of Earth from space from an altitude of 700 miles

August 24, 1959

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), original press wire photo with press photo caption and “The Daily Telegraph” credit stamp on the verso

5 f
Taken by a camera installed on the Atlas rocket

The Atlas rocket stage above the Earth at an altitude of hundred miles out in space

March 1960

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.4 x 25.7cm (8 x 10in), original press photo with Young & Rubicam publicity department caption and press caption on the verso, dated “3-13-60” in pencil on the verso

20.4 x 25.7cm (8 x 10in)

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