MoonFire is the greatest book I have ever seen. The photography is unparalleled, it is more than just a book, it is an experience.”
—David Schonauer, American Photo
, New YorkLimited to just 12 copies, numbered 1,958–1,969, the Lunar Rock Edition of Norman Mailer’s MoonFire is designed by Marc Newson.
His concept was inspired by the Apollo 11 LEM (Lunar Excursion Module). Each book is contained in a case made from a single piece of aluminum—its surface an actual 3-D topography of the Moon—and comes with a unique piece of lunar rock
Meteorites from the Moon are exceptionally rare. There are fewer than 100 lunar meteorites known with a total combined weight of approximately 725 kilograms, making them millions of times rarer than gem grade diamonds. However, most lunar meteorites reside in museum collections and research institutions, leaving only 150 kilograms or so available to individual collectors worldwide. Since acquiring an Apollo moon rock is virtually impossible, the only realistic way to own a piece of the moon is by acquiring a lunar meteorite.NWA 482
Type: Feldspathic Impact-Melt Breccia
Discovery site: Sahara Desert, near the
Size: 42 x 50 x 3 mm
Weight: 17.54 g125,000 Euro
Of all known lunar meteorites, NWA 482 stands out as both the “freshest” (least weathered) and the only oriented example. NWA 482 is also one of only two lunar meteorites offered to the public whose matrix is off-white—all others are a deep charcoal. Researchers have determined that it is a crystalline impactmelt breccia with lunar highland affinities, indicating it originated from the Moon’s ancient lunar highlands. Inclusions found with NWA 482 are approximately 4.5 billions years old, which dates back to the beginning of the solar system.Order information:
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Norman Mailer, Marc Newson.
MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,965 ‘NWA 482’
Aluminum case with lunar rock in capsule and framed print, 12.8 x 15.7 in., hardcover volume, 14.4 x 17.3 in. with 4 fold-outs, 348 pages