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Apollo 9 NASA Astronaut David Scott, Chromogenic Color Photograph
Apollo 9 NASA Astronaut David Scott, Chromogenic Color Photograph
Apollo 9 NASA Astronaut David Scott, Chromogenic Color Photograph
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Apollo 9 NASA Astronaut David Scott, Chromogenic Color Photograph

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Seen from the docked Lunar Module Spider, astronaut David Scott stands in an open hatch of the command module Gumdrop in space. The third mission in NASA’s Apollo program, Apollo 9 was launched on 3rd March 1969, carrying American astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott, and Russell "Rusty" Schweickart into the Earth orbit where they tested the Apollo Moon craft for the first time. David Scott later flew on Apollo 15, becoming the seventh man to walk on the Moon.

A 20" x 16" large format color chromogenic photograph of Astronaut David Scott, from Apollo 9, 1969. This is a color later print, mounted on board, and signed (bottom margin) by David (Dan) Scott. Provenance: Private Collection.

The value of vintage NASA photographs from the historic space missions, beginning in the 1960s, is increasing as the scientific community moves forward with innovations to explore distant galaxies, such as the development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

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NASA photographs from 1966-75 captured the dusty, rocky, beautiful surfaces of the moon and the lunar experiments conducted by the astronauts. The views of the earth taken from the moon were a scientific and artistic feat, which inspired the popular imagination.

Not only was the achievement of guiding a spacecraft to a lunar destination a miracle of engineering but also the process of photographing and relaying images back to earth was unprecedented technologically.

The Webb Telescope Is the latest milestone for NASA and space exploration. The deployment of JWST in space on Dec 25, 2021 from French Guyana allows a team of international researchers, using the telescope’s revolutionary hexagonal segments, mirrors, and infrared camera, to survey and study the stars, star clusters, and dust from the beginning of time, the early stages of the universe, at the rocket’s destination Lagrange Point 2 (L2), 1.5 million kilometers from earth. On Jan 24, 2022 JWST arrived and parked itself at L2.

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