November 11th. According to Taiwan’s “United News Network”, Christie’s is holding an online auction to display 2400 rare photos of NASA, including astronaut Armstrong and erected on the surface of the moon.
The American flag of the United States was brought into the mirror together, and Aldrin’s first space selfie with the arc of the earth as the background was taken into consideration.
Christie’s pointed out that this set of photos covers “the golden age of space exploration.” At that time, apart from NASA, Kodak and National Geographic also sent experts to instruct astronauts on how to take photos in space.
“Through cameras, astronauts who become artists will convey the beauty and depth they experience in space to people. Change the way we see ourselves and our place in the universe”.
The 2400 photos include historical missions such as the Mercury Project, the Gemini Project, and the Apollo Project. For example, in the “Apollo 17” mission, astronauts took the first “blue marble” photos of the entire Earth.
This online auction will last until November 19th. The most expensive work is estimated to be the only one taken by astronaut Aldrin after the successful landing of the Apollo 11 mission on the moon in 1969. A picture of the American flag on the surface of the moon. According to Christie’s estimates, the price of this photo should be between 37,800 and 63,000 US dollars.
Among other high-priced photos, the “blue marble” is estimated to be as high as US$31,500, and the photo in which humans have witnessed the “earth out” for the first time after going into space is estimated to be as high as US$37,800.
According to reports, some of the photos were collected by the collector Martin Mullet over 15 years and have been exhibited in museums around the world. There are also some photos that have not been made public by NASA. They have been kept in the archives of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and are only accessible to certain researchers.
Marrett said: “Astronauts are often described as great scientists and heroes, but they are rarely hailed as the most outstanding photographers ever.”