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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    NASA

    Earthrise, August 23 1966

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    NASA
    Earthrise, August 23 1966
    gelatin silver print
    14 x 9¼in. (35.5 x 49cm.)


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    This historic image is the first high quality view of the Earth taken from across the Moon, a dramatic reversal of the traditional 'Moonrise'. It was made on August 23 1966 from Lunar Orbiter 1 as a part of the NASA Lunar mapping missions made between 1966 and 1967 in preparation for the eventual Moon landings.