TOMORROW ON THE OCCASION OF THE MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOTHEBY’S WILL LAUNCH AN AUCTION COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO SPACE EXPLORATION
A half century has passed from that incredible day that added a great chapter to the Human History’s book. The JFK’s dream of the USA conquer of the moon – announced to the country during a public speech at the Rice University in 1962 – became true three years before the deadline suggested by the very American President.
Despite the several detractors that still believe the entire Apollo 11 mission is a sham, an Hollywood mise-en-scene, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins remains true heroes of our times.
All those space lovers, but not only them, surely could be pleased of the Sotheby’s latest Space Exploration auction that will feature a wide variety of material – from maps, charts, missions artifacts like as flown Robbins medallions, space jumpsuits, archive signed pictures and much more – from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.
On this occasion we will interview for our next September Issue one of the minds behind the entire auction, the Senior Specialist Cassandra Hatton. So stay tuned for more surprising moon stories!
Cover: [APOLLO 11]. ALDRIN WITH THE STARS AND STRIPES. COLOR PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BUZZ ALDRIN, Courtesy of Sotheby’s