Monday, March 22, 2010

For Sale the the Highest Bidder: The History of Space

For anyone interested in our various, early sojourns up into the deep, dark sky, check out the online auction catalogue for Bonham's Space History Sale. It features letters and autographs from astronauts and other luminaries; models of early space craft (!); blueprints and technical drawings; and tons of promotional artwork and photographs. There are even -- hold on to your hats -- pieces of equipment from the various ships and missions that were part of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. Yes, you can own really cool, historic stuff that went into space.

All artwork via Bonham's

You know, I love space toys, but I also love memorabilia from the days of the actual space race. It was a time when fantasy was transformed into reality, when people moved from ray guns and flying saucers to approach vectors and landing procedures for visiting the moon.

The moon!

An amazing auction. Now, I'm sorry, I'm getting a little choked up...


  1. Ooo love the Gemini model!

    Love the whole early space memorabilia as well.

    Found a newspaper in my Parents closet from 1957 that talked about Sputnik and the space race, now displayed in the living room.

    Now to find a cool retro Solar System hanging mobile for my office. =)

  2. Wow, I'd love to own a bit of the Space Race! That would be so amazing!


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