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    Apollo 17 Large Color Photo of Earth Taken by and Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Ron Evans, Signed by Evans and Joe Engle. A 13.75" x 10.75" glossy color photo of the Earth, mounted to a mat of 20" x 16". Just above the photo, at top, Evans has written: "Apollo XVII 6-19 Dec 1972". On the wide bottom margin, he has penned a long inscription: "To/ Bill and Eleanor/ Here is where we/ were - AFS 73 Safari/ or Apollo 17 from/ 2000 miles - Both/ were great/ Very Best/ Wishes/ Ron Evans". Just to the right, it is also signed by "Joe Engle". The continent of Africa is visible in this photo so the mentioned safari likely took place there. Joe Engle was slated to be the lunar module pilot for Apollo 17 but was replaced by scientist/astronaut Harrison Schmitt. Very fine condition.

    This photo was taken on the translunar coast and, interestingly, this was the first time that the Apollo trajectory allowed a photo to be taken of the South Polar ice cap.

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