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Liberty Bell 7 Moment of Discovery Print Signed by Newport
Liberty Bell 7 Moment of Discovery Print Signed by Newport
Liberty Bell 7 Moment of Discovery Print Signed by Newport
Liberty Bell 7 Moment of Discovery Print Signed by Newport

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Lot 5: Liberty Bell 7 Moment of Discovery Print Signed by Newport

"Moment of Discovery" is a print of an original oil painting by Boston artist Alfred Mira. The piece was commissioned and autographed by Curt Newport, the leader of the 1999 Liberty Bell 7 expedition, which successfully located and recovered the Mercury spacecraft flown by astronaut Gus Grissom.

This 19 x 25" print recreates the "Moment of Discovery" of Liberty Bell 7 after being lost at sea for 38 years following its splashdown. This print depicts the moment the Magellan 725 remotely operated vehicle first observed the sunken spacecraft during leader Newport's 1999 recovery expedition. Beginning as a sketch by Newport, the scene was later painted by Mira, who produced the original of this image in oil.

Newport's signature can be found on the bottom center of the print; Mira's is in the bottom right-hand corner.

This lot has been mounted and framed using archival methods. The final presentation measures approx. 23 x 29".

A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.

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Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on May 2, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 7 Bids: 12 Winning Bid: $195

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
200 2015 May 01 16:07:22 195.00
109 2015 May 03 00:26:22 185.00
200 2015 May 01 16:07:22 175.00
199 2015 May 01 18:08:52 165.00
200 2015 May 01 16:07:22 140.00
199 2015 May 01 15:53:42 130.00
199 2015 May 01 15:53:42 100.00
186 2015 May 01 14:05:47 90.00
181 2015 May 01 01:41:06 80.00
168 2015 Apr 28 12:15:44 70.00
153 2015 Apr 26 21:42:29 60.00
109 2015 Apr 25 15:45:16 50.00