Highly appealing collection of 21 vintage original NASA photographs of the Apollo 11 crew in the days leading up to their historic lunar-landing mission, the majority glossy finished, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, with several bearing purple NASA caption text on reverse. The group lot includes: 10 images of the prime crew eating together only hours before liftoff (with five duplicates); Neil Armstrong near a helicopter that he used to sharpen his flying skills for the upcoming mission; Michael Collins and Deke Slayton walking away from a T-38 after the pair performed aerobatic exercises; and two images of Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arriving for a practice session in the mission simulator at the Flight Crew Training Building. In overall fine condition, with some slight wear to edges. From the M. Edward Thomas Collection.
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