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Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera
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Dreweatts
Donnington Priory
Newbury, Berkshire
RG14 2JE
United Kingdom
Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera

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Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are vintage prints on fibre-based paper. Resin-coated paper and the watermark "This Paper Manufactured by Kodak” were gradually introduced in the years 1971-1972.  The watermark is always stated in the cataloguing description and, where the clarity of the watermark allowed, represented in the supplied image. Additional images can be provided on request.

The sale charts the remarkable journey from space exploration being a far-fetched concept to a breath-taking reality...read more!

Auction dates
Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM GMT
Auction currency
GBP
Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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The historic first American rocket to reach outer space, May 10, 1946
240 GBP
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Early and never previously seen views of Earth from space, 1948-1960
650 GBP
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The first US satellite launch (Vanguard, Explorer I) and early views of V2 rockets, 1949-1958
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The first photograph of the far side of the Moon, Luna 3, October 1959
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Wernher von Braun, early colour photographs of Kurt Debus and the launch of Juno II, 1958-1961
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A set of seven early portraits of cosmonauts in their flight gear
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Cosmonauts [six photographs], 1960s
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Two portraits of the Mercury Seven astronauts, 1960-1961
400 GBP
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The chimpanzee Ham in weightlessness during his spaceflight, Mercury Redstone 2, January 31, 1961
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Two views of the first American rocket to send a human into space, Mercury-Redstone 3, May 1961
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First picture of a human in space; a view of Earth from space, Mercury-Redstone 3, May 1961
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Three views of Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut, Mercury Redstone 3, May 1961
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Gus Grissom preparing for the second US manned space flight [2], Mercury-Redstone 4, May-July 1961
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First photograph from space taken from an orbiting spacecraft, Mercury Atlas 4, September 1961
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Underwater view of the recovery [large format], Mercury Atlas 4, September 1961
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Launch of the first American into orbit [three views], Mercury Atlas 6, January-February 1962
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First human-taken photograph from space (photo by John Glenn), Mercury Atlas 6, 20 February, 1962
550 GBP
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Three views of President Kennedy: at John Glenn’s award ceremony and other venues, 1962-1963
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Four views of Walter Schirra preparing for the first six-orbit flight, Mercury Atlas 8, 1962
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The last one-man US space flight: lift-off, G. Cooper's preparations [5], Mercury Atlas 9, May 1963
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First Hasselblad photographs of the Earth from space [diptych], Mercury Atlas 9, May 1963
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An Earth view taken during the last solo flight, Mercury Atlas 9, May 1963
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Mercury programme: contact sheets (MA-3,4 & 6) and commemorative photographs, 1961-1963
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Apollo lunar EVA spacesuit prototype, Project Apollo, October 1963
120 GBP
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The world's first spacewalk, Voskhod 2, 18 March 1965
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Portrait of the first team and four views of pre-flight activities, Gemini 3 , March 1965
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Portraits of Gus Grissom and John Young, pre-flight activities, Gemini 3, March 1965
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Launch of Gemini 2 and Gemini 3, the first manned Gemini flight [five views], Gemini 3, March 1965
320 GBP
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Views of Earth from space [four prints], Gemini 3, March 1965
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The launch of the first U.S. space mission to perform a spacewalk [three views], Gemini 4, June 1965
190 GBP
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A close-up of Ed White during the first American spacewalk, Gemini 4, June 1965
400 GBP
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First U.S. spacewalk: Ed White floats in zero gravity, Gemini 4, June 1965
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First U.S. spacewalk: Ed White floats in zero gravity over the Gulf of Mexico, Gemini 4., June 1965
480 GBP
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Ed White floats in zero gravity during the first American spacewalk, Gemini 4, June 1965
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Ed White floats away from the spacecraft during the first American spacewalk, Gemini 4, June 1965
420 GBP
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Ed White floats in zero gravity over the Pacific during first U.S. spacewalk, Gemini 4, June 1965
280 GBP
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Views of Ed White emerging from the spacecraft during the first US spacewalk, Gemini 4, June 1965
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The first photograph of a spacecraft taken in orbit, Gemini 4, June 1965
175 GBP
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Views of Earth from space: Cape Kennedy, Baja California, Pacific and Egypt, Gemini 4, June 1965
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Lift-off [large format], Gemini 5, August 1965
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Six orbital views of the Earth: Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, Gemini 5, August 1965
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Three views of the pre-launch preparations, Gemini 6A, December 1965
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Pre-launch preparations and portrait of the crew during countdown, Gemini 6A, December 1965
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Lift-off, Gemini 6A, 15 December 1965
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Gemini 7 spacecraft orbiting the Earth, Gemini 6A, December 1965
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The historic first manned rendezvous in space [four photographs], Gemini 6A & 7, December 1965
650 GBP
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Gemini 6-A from Gemini 7 and a view of the Arabian Peninsula from space, Gemini 7, December 1965
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Moonrise above the Earth’s horizon, Gemini 7, December 1965
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Final preparations for the launch and the recovery [six photographs], Gemini 7, December 1965
300 GBP
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Views of the recovery after the record-breaking 14-day mission in space, Gemini 7, December 1965
160 GBP
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The Solar Corona, as viewed by NASA’s airborne solar eclipse expedition, December 1965
450 GBP
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Pre-flight press conference and Mission Control during emergency recovery, Gemini 8, February 1966
170 GBP
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Four views of the Agena Target Docking Vehicle at a decreasing distance, Gemini 8, March 1966
240 GBP
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Pre-flight prepartions during final moments before the launch [five views], Gemini 9A, June 1966
350 GBP
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Pre-launch activities, lift-off and Gene Cernan's EVA [five views], Gemini 9A, June 1966
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The 'Angry Alligator' [three views], Gemini 9A, June 1966
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Three views of the Earth: South America (Peru, Bolivia, Chile), Canary Islands, Gemini 9A, June 1966
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Two portraits of the crew, Gemini 10, July 1966
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Gemini Titan II and Atlas-Agena on launch pads [two prints], Gemini 10, July 1966
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