Sothebys to offer space snaps online

Earthrise, Vintage NASA Red Number Photograph, 24 December 1968, Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Sothebys is boldly going where few have gone before with the launch of its inaugural Space Photography online auction, with bidding beginning 25 November. With photos spanning nearly a century, plunge into the infinite world of space exploration, from early lunar photography, to UFO sightings, to mans first moonwalk, and beyond.

A suite of photos by the Swiss-born "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier, who claims to have had regular contact with extraterrestrials since the age of 5, are among the highlights. These images purport to be some of the earliest photographs of UFOs ever taken, and one featured prominently as a poster in the office of Special Agent Mulder on the television series The X-Files. (Skeptics named Scully need not bid.)

Photos from Bill Taub, NASAs Leica-wielding first senior photographer, are also in the sale, along with NASAs “Red NuRead More – Source