Historic space auction at Dreweatts in Newbury, Berkshire

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Pictured: Sales Coordinator Lulu Randall  holds up  an original print of Buzz Aldrin as he erects the solar wind experiment on the surface of the moon with an estimated value of £1,500-£2,500 ahead of auction today [WEDNESDAY] at Dreweatts Auction House in Newbury, Berks.<br />
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Neil Armstrong took the first photograph of Buzz Aldrin with his feet on the lunar surface on the 20th July 1969. The two black spots in the sky above the horizon and the foggy areas seen in the photograph were caused by the refraction of sunlight in the lens of Armstrong's camera. <br />
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Some of the most historic photographs chronicling the history of man’s exploration of space, from early expeditions, to some of the latter trips of the 1990s will be sold at auction.  Over 600 images, many of which capture historic moments, such as the first humans in space, the first spacewalk and the first moon landing will be auctioned today on March 17th 2021 as part of the Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera auction by Dreweatts.<br />
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