Lot #2171
Lunar Orbiter 1 'Earthrise' Transmission Print

Earth as seen from the moon

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Earth as seen from the moon

Uncommon transmission print of the surface of the moon taken from Lunar Orbiter 1 on August 23, 1966, consisting of six glossy photographic panels taped together on the reverse to an approximate overall size of 41″ x 17.5″. Rolled and in very good condition, with overall creasing, a tear to the left edge, old tape to border and reverse, areas of emulsion loss, and curling to vertical sides of each panel.

This transmission print features the world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the moon. The captured photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I spacecraft and was received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent image of the Earth was photographed on August 23, 1966, when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and preparing to pass behind the moon.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020