Framed Set of Nine Rare Square Format Apollo 11 Photographs

Framed Set of Nine Rare Square Format Apollo 11 Photographs

6,250.00

A set of nine rare square format Apollo 11 images

Each photograph circa 1969, vintage chromogenic print, 20 x 20 cm

Framed dimensions 96 x 96 cm


Left to right: 
Buzz Aldrin steps down from the Lunar Module, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5868]
Aldrin's boot on the lunar soil, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5880]
Buzz Aldrin standing beside the U.S. flag, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5875]
Buzz Aldrin near the north footpad of the LM, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5902]
The metal plaque left on the Moon and engraved with a message from Earth, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5899]
Portrait of Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5873]
Buzz Aldrin unpacks experiments from the LM, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5928]
Buzz Aldrin drives one of two core tubes into the lunar soil, Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5964]
Buzz Aldrin sets up the Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE), Apollo 11, July 1969 [AS11-40-5949]

The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. Additional flight objectives included scientific exploration by the lunar module, or LM, crew; deployment of a television camera to transmit signals to Earth; and deployment of a solar wind composition experiment, seismic experiment package and a Laser Ranging Retroreflector. During the exploration, the two astronauts were to gather samples of lunar-surface materials for return to Earth. They also were to extensively photograph the lunar terrain, the deployed scientific equipment, the LM spacecraft, and each other, both with still and motion picture cameras. This was to be the last Apollo mission to fly a "free-return" trajectory, which would enable a return to Earth with no engine firing, providing a ready abort of the mission at any time prior to lunar orbit insertion. About Apollo 11 here

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