Amazing and extremely rare complete roll of 70mm color film transparencies from the famous Apollo 11 Hasselblad Magazine S, shot by Neil Armstrong. Roll is labeled at the beginning “Heads; Mag S, Apollo 11,” and photos are labeled “AS11-40-5844,” up to “5970.” Spectacular images of the lunar surface from inside and outside the capsule as well as triumphant images from humanity’s first ever moonwalk. Magazine S produced arguable some of the most memorable and reprinted images from the entire Apollo program, including the iconic Buzz Aldrin “visor,” American flag, descent from the lunar module, and lunar boot-print images. This is either a second or third generation print from the original roll. In fine condition, with some scattered staining along the roll to most of the images, but not affecting the overall visual appearance. Provenance: Superior Galleries, May 2001.
Bidding for the Space & Aviation IV Auction opens Nov 15th & ends Nov 29th, 2012