LUNAR ROVER MODEL

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Lot 68
LUNAR ROVER MODEL

Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Space History

20 Jul 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

LUNAR ROVER MODEL
A 21 inch long, 14 inch wide approx 1:6 scale, custom built model ca 1969 of the Apollo Lunar Rover, wood, rubber, copper mesh, cloth, gold-colored foil, and metal. With large grey rubber tires and orange painted dust-guards, gold foil covered model camera, copper mesh dish antenna mounted to front center, two side-by-side seats, American flag and control panel decals, and two small, unattached wooden silver painted lunar rakes. Battery wired to underside for movement at one time.
PROVENANCE: From the estate of Academy Award winner Edward Faught.

Edward Faught was awarded an Academy Award in 1970 for his contributions as an Associate Producer on the Academy Award-winning program Apollo: A Journey to the Moon. which aired on NBC in November, 1969. It is likely that this model was one built for use on that program.
The Apollo Lunar Rover was designed to operate on the lunar surface despite the low-gravity vacuum of the moon. Three lunar rovers were driven on the moon, first by the Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and David Scott, second on Apolo 16 by Charles Duke and John Young, and third, on Apollo 17 by Harrison Schmidt and Gene Cernan.
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