Lot #8119
Spaceport News Collection of Newspapers

This lot has closed

Estimate: $200+

Description

Collection of nearly 100 copies of Spaceport News from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, featuring volumes 7-12 (the majority consisting of 8-11), each measuring 9.5 x 12.25, dated between December 19, 1968, and January 25, 1973. This impressive assemblage covers from Apollo 8 up until the scheduling of Skylab 1 and 2, with notable headlines including (with a handful of duplicates): “KSC Apollo 8 Launch Team Counting Down on Historic 10-Orbit Moon Mission,” “Apollo 9 Objectives Accomplished After KSC Launch,” “KSC Springboard for Apollo 10 Mission,” “Liftoff from KSC Flawless, U.S. Lands Men on Moon,” “Two Mariners Activated on Mars Fly-By,” “How a Fast Switch Got Apollo 12 Off Pad on Schedule,” “NASA Teamwork, Astronauts’ Skill Keys to Successful Recovery After Explosion,” “Apollo and Skylab Programs United,” “Apollo 14 Lunar Mission Is Successful From KSC Launch Through Splashdown,” “Apollo 15 Back on Earth,” “Glenn Returns 10 Years After Historic Flight,” “Joint U.S.-Soviet Space Mission Set,” and “Apollo 17 Launch Most Spectacular.” In overall fine condition. 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