Lot #8112
Astronaut Collection of Original Candid Photographs

Behind-the-scenes candids of social life at Cape Canaveral
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Behind-the-scenes candids of social life at Cape Canaveral

Unique collection of 38 original vintage color candid photos, most circa 1972, showing astronauts attending parties at Dan Schaiewitz's apartment in Cocoa Beach. Among those depicted are astronauts Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, Harrison Schmitt, Charlie Duke, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Joe Allen, and Stu Roosa, as well as NASA notables Guenter Wendt (padleader) and Mary Bubb (journalist)—all clearly having a good time. In overall very good to fine condition, with some having toned tape to edges. Accompanied by a newspaper from August 18, 1972, featuring a cover story about Apollo 17, and a framed display reproducing many of these candid photos with captions. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC. View Dan's many Collect Space posts here. Engineer Dan Schaiewitz gives us a fascinating firsthand glimpse into his experiences on the cutting edge of space exploration during the Apollo missions, in this podcast.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #511 - Ended October 19, 2017