of the information according toA total of 74 unique photographs of NASA will be sold. These include 26 photographs taken on the Moon during the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s.
Brun Rasmussen was contacted by a foreign collector. He wanted to sell the pictures without revealing his identity. He has estimated a collection of around EUR 190,000 (Rs 1 crore 59 lakh 60 thousand 100). Each photograph is individually prepared for sale.
The most valuable photograph among these is of ‘Earthrise’. Captured on Apollo 8 orbiting the Moon in December 1968
It was photographed by American astronaut William Anders. Its value is between EUR 8 and EUR 12,000 (roughly Rs. 670 to Rs. 1,007,900).
The collection also includes photographs from the Apollo 13 mission. Due to the fault, this mission could not land on the moon. Many of the photographs being auctioned are appearing for the first time. These pictures were earlier in NASA’s archive. Some pictures have appeared on the cover pages of American magazines like National Geographic and Life. All these photographs show how much man had achieved in the 1960s and 1970s.
Man last stepped on the Moon in 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission. Now again NASA is planning to send astronauts to Moon in 2025-2026. It will start with the Artemis 1 mission. At present, this mission has been delayed from its due date. NASA had targeted to launch the mission on February 12, 2022, but problems with the Integrated Testing Program have forced NASA to delay the schedule.