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    Page annotated at the time of the iconic "Earthrise" sighting

    Apollo 8 Flown Page from the "Updates" Book at the Time of the "Earthrise" Photograph, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell, with Spaceflori COA. A 5" x 8" page from the "Maneuver" section of the flown book with a Part Number of "SKB 32100042-201" and the Serial Number "1003". The page is hand-marked "TEI 4" on the front and "TEI-5" on the back. Both pages contain numerous notations in ink by a crewmember at the time. For reference, the transmission related to the top of the front page took place at 3:13 PM on December 24, 1969. The "Earthrise" image was taken at 3:50 PM and the transmission related to the top of the verso took place at 5:19 PM. Looking at the onboard transcript of the mission, we see the following comments:

    Anders: Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! There's the Earth coming up. Wow, that's pretty.
    Borman: Hey, don't take that, it's not scheduled.
    Anders: (laughs) You got a color film, Jim? Hand me that roll of color quick, would you...
    Lovell: Oh man, that's great!

    Another comment, this one on the Mission Control transcript, shortly before the photo was taken has Frank Borman telling CapCom Michael Collins: "Old Anders is so busy fooling around with these pictures that-not much else is getting done." Of course, the photo he took became one of the iconic images of the twentieth century. Here is an opportunity to own a relic flown aboard man's first visit to the moon that was almost certainly open and being used at the time the image was taken. Very fine. Included is a signed COA from Spaceflori, the purchaser of the original full book from Heritage in 2008.




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