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Wally Schirra (second left) is briefed about the Hasselblad camera by Roland Williams (right) before the mission. <br />
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One small step for man, one giant leap for photography...<br />
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The camera used to take the first proper photographs of Earth from space has emerged for sale for £65,000.<br />
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The Hasselblad camera was carried into orbit twice by American astronaut Wally Schirra during the Mercury space flights of the early sixties.<br />
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He and fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper used it to take dozens of ground-breaking photographs looking back down on Earth from the window of the spacecraft - the first time it had been done to such a high quality.<br />
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It will be sold by RR Auction in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 13.