Title: SPACE EXPLORATION
Date: April 2, 2005
Time: 2 PM
Exhibition: Sat., Mar. 26, 10-4; Mon., Mar. 28 to Fri., Apr. 1, 10-6; Sat., Apr. 2, 10-noon
Contact Person: George Lowry
Swann Galleries' third-annual Space Exploration auction on Saturday, April 2 saw spirited bidding and high interest from phone bidders for a diverse selection of flown material from the Apollo missions, early sketches of rocket components by Robert H. Goddard, and many attractive spacecraft models.
Gregg Linebaugh, Organizer and Cataloguer of the auction, said, "Interest was high and bidding strong for a wide range of items including photographs, rare books, manuscripts and spacecraft modelswith many collectors buying at Swann for the first time. As always, much attention was paid to items from the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. There was also significant interest in flown flight manual material from Apollo 13the mission in which the crew survived an oxygen tank explosion, as dramatized in the 1995 hit moviewhich nearly doubled its pre-sale estimate."
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