Lot 27. The dramatic recovery of the first American in space, May 5, 1961

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Auction date: 20.11.2020   00:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 27 | The dramatic recovery of the first American in space, May 5, 1961
27 a
Dean Conger

Alan Shepard’s helicopter recovery after Freedom 7 spacecraft’s successful splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean

Mercury Redstone 3, May 5, 1961

Two vintage gelatin silver prints on fiber-based paper, each 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ captions on the versos

27 b
Dean Conger

Alan Shepard’s helicopter recovery after the first American suborbital flight

Mercury Redstone 3, May 5, 1961

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, each 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ caption numbered “61- MR3-96A” on the verso

27 c
NASA / Unidentified Photographer and Dean Conger

Alan Shepard’s triumphant arrival aboard the carrier USS Lake Champlain

Mercury Redstone 3, May 5, 1961

Two vintage gelatin silver prints on fiber-based paper, each 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ captions on the versos

27 d
Dean Conger

The first American in space Alan Shepard and the Freedom 7 spacecraft back from space on the carrier USS Lake Champlain

Mercury Redstone 3, May 5, 1961

Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ caption numbered “61- MR3-105” on the verso
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)

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Preview 06.11.2020 - 20.11.2020
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