Historic space auction at Dreweatts in Newbury, Berkshire

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Pictured: Sales Coordinator Lulu Randall holds up 'Apollo 8. Earthrise', an original print of the first colour photograph of the Earth rising above the Moon's horizon taken in 1968 with an estimated value of £3,000-£5,000 ahead of auction today [WEDNESDAY]  at Dreweatts Auction House in Newbury, Berks.<br />
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Taken by William Anders on December 24, 1968, it is the most famous view of planet earth and is the first photograph of ‘earthrise’ taken by human hand. It was the view observed by the Apollo 8 crew during the fourth orbit of the moon.<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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