NASA

£2,400.00Price

Russell Schweickart’s spacewalk, Apollo 9 (Large Format)

March 1969

£2,400 (Framed in a large format frame £164.40 includes VAT)

Credit: David Scott

Large format vintage chromogenic print 

35.5 x 27.8 cm

[NASA negative number AS9-19-2994]

 

Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot, is photographed from the Command Module (CM) Gumdrop during his extravehicular activity (EVA) on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. He holds, in his right hand, a thermal sample which he is retrieving from the Lunar Module (LM) exterior. The Command and Service Modules (CSM) and LM Spider are docked. Schweickart, wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), is standing in ‘golden slippers’ on the LM porch. Visible on his back are the Portable Life Support System (PLSS) and Oxygen Purge System (OPS). Taken by David Scott while he was standing in the CM with the hatch open (as seen in AS9-20-3064). The two photographed each other outside the spacecraft.

  • NASA VINTAGE

    The vintage photographs, many of which retain original NASA catalogue stamps on the reverse, were taken by the men, women and machines of NASA over a period of nearly twenty years. They include photographs from the Gemini 4, 5 and 7 missions; Apollo 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17; and the Mercury-Atlas and Voyager missions. They also include historic and iconic images such as Ed White’s spacewalk, the first completed by an American astronaut, the Apollo 8 ‘Earthrise’ and the era-defining Apollo 11 ‘Visor’ photograph taken of Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong.

     

    Vintage NASA prints, processed by NASA’s photographic laboratories shortly after the date of the scene depicted. As contemporary, original prints of pictures taken by astronaut-photographers such as Neil Armstrong, they are very rare and difficult to find, especially in good condition. Generally speaking, vintage NASA photographs were printed on fibre-based photographic paper, 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 in). Most are printed on “A Kodak Paper”, a watermark which changed in 1972.  Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are glossy prints on paper. 

     

    NASA produced master duplicates of all negatives after each mission, while the originals were locked away in cold store. From the master duplicates photographs were printed and distributed for the use of NASA’s own scientists and public relations department.

  • Specialist Framing

    Standard Frame: £105

     

    - 37 x 41 cm profile

    - 1.5 cm wide at the front

    - 3 cm deep

    - Dark stained fine grained wood, floated in a cream window mount with edges visible surrounded by a margin of 3 mm

    - special corner fix for each photograph

    - Anti-UV glass

     

    Large Format Frame: £164.40

     

    Specification:

    - 51.8 x 57.4 cm profile

    - 1.5 cm wide at the front

    - 3 cm deep

    - Dark stained fine grained wood, floated in a cream window mount with edges visible surrounded by a margin of 3 mm

    - Anti-UV glass

    - special corner fix for each photograph

     

    Transparent Back Frame: £145.00

     

    - 37 x 41 cm profile

    - 1.5 cm wide at the front

    - 3 cm deep

    - Dark stained fine grained wood, floated in a cream window mount with edges visible surrounded by a margin of 3 mm

    - special perspex back for viewing the NASA stapm on the back 

    - Anti-UV glass

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