In the Gemini 4 flight in June 1965,Edward H. White turned out to be the first American to accomplish a spacewalk. Sarah Wheeler, the head of pictures at Bloomsbury London, which is managing the photograph auction, said the spacewalk photographs looks like sights from ‘Gravity.” They remind me of George Clooney,” she said.
3. Vintage Prints
The 1959 night launch of a Thor missile from Cape Canaveral, Fla. It is one of more than 1,100 Pictures from a European collector.
4. Earth in Color.
Although the camera on-board the United States Air Force’s Dodge satellite only captured black-and-white pictures, three photographs with red, green and blue filters were joint to make the first color picture of the whole planet, from a distance of 18,000 miles.
5. American in Orbit.
On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American cosmonaut to circle the Earth on the third of NASA’s Mercury missions. The earlier two were suborbital — they went up and then came right back down about 15 minutes later, more like a big roller coaster trip.
6. Fashion Statement
After Mercury, NASA boarded on the more motivated Gemini flights that carried two cosmonauts each into orbit. A mockup of the capsule, showcased in February 1965, was made by McDonnell Aircraft.
In November 1966, Buzz Aldrin rotated the camera on himself meanwhile in a spacewalk. Last July, Mr. Aldrin posted on Twitter: “Did you know I took the first space selfie during Gemini 12 mission in 1966? BEST SELFIE EVER.”
8. Orbital Rendezvous
One of the vital skills NASA required to perfect before heading to the moon was docking with another spacecraft. Here, the Gemini 10 capsule, with John Young and Michael Collins, is approaching the unmanned Agena spacecraft about 100 feet away.
9. Earth Horizon
Apollo 7 carrying cosmonauts to space. “It’s very hard to photograph from space,” said Walter Cunningham, one of the crew of three. “You have only 45 minutes of sunshine, and the first and last portions are not all that handy for color matching. So you’re waiting there for the mid of a 45-minute period with one of the windows pointed close to the vertical instead of being pointed out into space.”
10. On the Way to the Sea of Tranquillity
As Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, descended for its historic moon landing on July 20, 1969, pictures captured the pockmarked landscape underneath.
Sarah Wheeler of Bloomsbury London said she was hit by panoramas like this one by James Irwin during Apollo 15. “Astonishing from a visual point of view,” she said. Wearing bulky spacesuits, the cosmonauts could not look through a viewfinder. In its place, the Hasselblad cameras were fixed to their chests, and the photographs were sewed together later. David Scott is the cosmonaut standing on the edge of the canyon.
12. Moon Buggy
A battery –Driven Moon rover helped cosmonauts on 15, 16 and 17 Apollo Missions to cover more ground and collect more samples of Rock and Moon Soil.
13. Earth Rise
The crescent Earth rising behind the Moon, captured by astronauts on Apollo 17. “I thought about it when we left the surface,” Said Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17. “I knew it would be a long time. I just sensed it might very well be a generation before we get back to the Moon. I’m possibly going to be proven right”.