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Norman Mailer, Marc Newson. MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,961 ‘NWA 2995’

Unique
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
Limited to just 12 copies, one for each astronaut who walked on the Moon, the Lunar Rock Edition of Norman Mailer’s MoonFire is designed by Marc Newson. Each book is contained in a case inspired by the Apollo 11 LEM (Lunar Excursion Module)—its surface an actual 3-D topography of the Moon—and comes with a unique piece of lunar meteorite. Accompanying this edition is a slice of Lunar Feldspathic Fragmental Breccia, an extremely fresh meteorite, not weathered by the earth’s elements.

No. 1,961

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 York

Limited 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 2995
Type: Lunar Feldspathic Fragmental Breccia
Discovery site: Algeria
Size: 78 x 39 x 2 mm
Weight: 6.57 g
75,000 Euro

This specimen contains geochemical components that are a signature of lunar breccias, along with veins of impact melt—evidence of the lunar origin of this specimen as well as the asteroidal impact mechanism responsible for launching this sample off the lunar surface. NWA 2995 is an extremely fresh meteorite—it is not weathered as a result of exposure to Earth’s elements. With classic off-white anorthositic inclusions, this is an exquisite complete slice of the Moon.

Order information:
To order one of the remaining copies, please contact our Customer Care Team at collectors@taschen.com to let us know your first and second choice. We’ll try to accommodate your wishes as best we can.


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Norman Mailer, Marc Newson.
MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,961 ‘NWA 2995’
Unique
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
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MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,961 ‘NWA 2995’
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