“NASA realized after the Apollo 11 mission had returned to Earth that they had no good pictures of the First Man on the Moon to show to the world. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin said later: ‘As the sequence of lunar operations evolved, Neil had the camera most of the time, and the majority of pictures taken on the Moon that include an astronaut are of me. It wasn’t until we were back on Earth and in the lunar receiving laboratory, looking over the pictures, that we realized there were few pictures of Neil. My fault, perhaps, but we had never simulated this in our training.’.”
In 2019 it is 50 years since Man first walked on the Moon and this exceptionally rare 1969 country of origin US One Sheet movie poster is the perfect complement to this historic moment. “Footprints on the Moon: Apollo 11” was released in cinemas barely two months after the lunar mission was completed and is a near perfect documentary of the globally watched event combining footage from Houston’s Space Center, Florida’s Cape Kennedy, and aboard lunar module landing vehicle. It’s a poignant & almost haunting image printed in a duotone style in bold black & green inks featuring Buzz Aldrin & the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the stark lunar landscape. Presented in near perfect unrestored, folded (as issued) condition this displays to excellent effect and represents a truly fine item of historically important film poster memorabilia.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Click HERE to see Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon…more detail
US One Sheet (27" x 41")
Near minus/mint/unused; originally folded
Pierre Jalbert, Wernher von Braun