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Item 354 - Apollo 11 Catalog 396 (Nov 2012)

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Original flown fragment of film flown to the lunar surface on board Apollo 11. Film is affixed to an 8.5 x 11 certificate of authenticity signed by Richard W. Underwood, Supervisory Aerospace Technologist at the Johnson Space Center. Certificate details the chronology of the film from after liftoff until its return on board Columbia. The certificate states that “107 photographs were taken on this film roll while on the surface of the moon.” Research indicates roll (or magazine) 39 (also called Q) was used to take frames 5737–5843. Included in those frames were the first photo ever taken by a human on another world, and of the American flag after the astronauts were back in the lunar module. In fine condition. Accompanied by two satin-finish 8 x 8 photos which were taken by the Apollo 11 moonwalkers and attributed to frames of Magazine 39. Underwood was responsible for developing the Apollo photographs—in fact he was the first person to view every photograph from the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and the first 23 space shuttle missions. RRAuction COA.

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