TOMORROW ON THE OCCASION OF THE MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOTHEBY’S WILL LAUNCH AN AUCTION COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO SPACE EXPLORATION

A half century has passed from that incredible day that added a great chapter to the Human History’s book. The JFK’s dream of the USA conquer of the moon – announced to the country during a public speech at the Rice University in 1962 – became true three years before the deadline suggested by the very American President.

Despite the several detractors that still believe the entire Apollo 11 mission is a sham, an Hollywood mise-en-scene, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins remains true heroes of our times.

[APOLLO 11]. CREW SIGNED WHITE SPACESUIT LITHOGRAPH, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[APOLLO 11]. CREW SIGNED WHITE SPACESUIT LITHOGRAPH, Courtesy of Sotheby's

All those space lovers, but not only them, surely could be pleased of the Sotheby’s latest Space Exploration auction that will feature a wide variety of material – from maps, charts, missions artifacts like as flown Robbins medallions, space jumpsuits, archive signed pictures and much more – from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.

[APOLLO 8]. EARTHRISE. LARGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY 21 ASTRONAUTS, Courtesy of Sotheby's
GEMINI G2-G PROTOTYPE SPACESUIT GLOVES WITH WORKING FINGER-TIP LIGHTS, MADE FOR ALAN SHEPARD, CA 1963, Courtesy of Sotheby's
APOLLO PROTOTYPE SPD-117 SPACESUIT, INTERNATIONAL LATEX CORPORATION, CA 1962, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[PROJECT MERCURY]. VINTAGE NASA RED NUMBER PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MERCURY FLYERS, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[PROJECT MERCURY]. VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE MERCURY SEVEN TO BILL TAUB, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[PROJECT MERCURY]. MERCURY ATLAS & MERCURY REDSTONE - 5 VINTAGE CHROMOGENIC PRINTS OF THEIR LAUNCHES, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[APOLLO 9]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 9. EMBROIDERED MISSION PATCH FROM THE COLLECTION OF RUSSELL SCHWEICKART, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[PROJECT MERCURY]. A PAIR OF PHOTO LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN GLENN AND ALAN SHEPARD TO MYRA TAUB, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[APOLLO PROGRAM]. APOLLO MOONWALKERS COLLECTION. CONTAINING 12 PORTRAITS OF THE MOONWALKERS, EACH SIGNED, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[APOLLO 11]. BUZZ ALDRIN'S FLOWN APOLLO 11 BETA CLOTH MISSION EMBLEM, Courtesy of Sotheby's
[APOLLO 11]. BUZZ ALDRIN AT TRANQUILITY BASE. LARGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BUZZ ALDRIN, Courtesy of Sotheby's
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On this occasion we will interview for our next September Issue one of the minds behind the entire auction, the Senior Specialist Cassandra Hatton. So stay tuned for more surprising moon stories!

 

Cover: [APOLLO 11]. ALDRIN WITH THE STARS AND STRIPES. COLOR PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BUZZ ALDRIN, Courtesy of Sotheby’s