Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag

May 26, 2017

Category: Gear

While the main goal of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission was to get a man on the moon, it wasn’t the sole reason American astronauts stepped foot on our silver satellite. They were also tasked with collecting samples for future scientific study back here on Earth. And, wouldn’t you know it, one of the samples they retrieved – a bag of actual moon dust – has resurfaced and is headed to auction.

Courtesy of Sotheby’s, this white canvas bag simple labeled “Lunar Sample Return” is a bonafide piece of space-faring history. But, more than that, it’s got actual extraterrestrial material inside of it – as confirmed by NASA scientists. For probably all folks alive today, this is about as close as you can get to walking on the Moon yourself. Which is especially enticing when you realize that this is literally the only piece from those missions allowed in private hands. So, if you’ve got everything else on Earth and you’re looking to use your wealth to reach for the stars, the Apollo 11 Lunar Sample is set to go to auction on July 20th and could fetch a price upward of $4 million.

Learn More: Sotheby's

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