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The moon, December 1968, taken from Apollo Spacecraft
1968; printed 1969

Medium
type C photograph on aluminium
Measurements
48.8 × 39.0 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Moon
Inscription
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on paper label on support reverse u.l.: 1 / by December 1968 the Americans were ready for the next / flight. This was with Apollo 8, December 21-27, manned by / Frank Gorman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and William A. Anders. / This flight is regarded as the greated achievement up to / now in the history of space exploration. Apollo 8 orbited / ten times around the moon and during this period the / spacecraft was subjected to the moon's gravitiational pull. / Anders was the astronaut responsible for the photography / on the flight. The Hasselblad 500 EL was carried for the / first time on a space flight.
Accession Number
PH375-1971
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display