Bag containing traces of moon dirt sells for $1.8 million.
July 21, 2017 - Supermoon
NEW YORK — A bag containing traces of moon dirt has sole during auction in New York City for $1.8 million.
The sale during Sotheby’s on Thursday was surrounded by some fallout from a galactic justice battle.
The collection bag was used by wanderer Neil Armstrong during a initial manned goal to a moon in 1969.
But a artifact from a Apollo 11 goal was misidentified and sole during an online supervision auction. NASA fought to get it back.
In December, a sovereign decider ruled that it legally belonged to a Chicago-area lady who bought it in 2015 for $995.
Sotheby’s has declined to brand a customer who won a bag.
The Apollo 13 moody devise with handwritten notations by all 3 organisation members has fetched $275,000 during a same auction
The moody devise was sole during Sotheby’s auction Thursday of equipment associated to space voyages.
An blast on house Apollo 13 forced a booster to round a moon in 1970 but landing. The story of a unsuccessful moon goal was dramatized in a 1995 film Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks.
The auction’s tip pull on Thursday was a bag containing traces of moon dust. The bag was used by wanderer Neil Armstrong during a initial manned goal to a moon in 1969. It sole for $1.8 million. Sotheby’s declined to brand a buyer.