Vintage NASA Photographs to Go Up For Auction
Many of the photos in the collection "From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs of the First Voyages Beyond Our Home Planet"—which will be up for auction as part of a larger collection at Bloomsbury Auctions Feb. 26 in London—have never before been seen by the public. The original photos, often taken by the astronauts themselves, include a space sunrise from Michael Collins (which was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1966), the first view of a spacecraft in space, a photo taken by Buzz Aldrin of himself, the first ever photo of Earth from space, and the only clear photograph taken of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.
Some of the collection—which exceeds 650 works in total, spanning from 1945 to 1972—will be on display at Mallett Antiques in London through most of February, and you can see the entire gallery here. Each photo is expected to fetch several hundred British pounds at the auction. Take a look at some of the especially notable images below.