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Pictured: The very first image of the earth rising above the moon's horizon, captured and sent back by Lunar Orbiter 1, the first U.S. robotic spacecraft to orbit the moon, sold for £2,080.
A vast collection of photographs which document the history of space travel has gone under the hammer at auction.
More than 600 images were uncovered from a number of sources, with the oldest dating back to mankind's first ventures into space.
Among the highlights was the first image ever taken of a human in space and the first ever shot of the earth rising above the moon's horizon.