Collection bag from Apollo 11 moon mission to be sold at auction

Vastavam web: A bag full of duct collected from the astronauts Neil arm strong and Edwin who had landed on moon will be auctioned soon and its expected to bring around Rs.29 crores. The NASA wants to get the bag of dust and other particles and its expected to pay that much of amount to get it from an advocate who got it long back for penny amount.

It is a simple, square white bag that traveled to the moon in 1969 on Apollo 11 and carried back to Earth the first sample of lunar material ever collected. That bag could fetch up to $4 million when it goes on the auction block at Sotheby’s New York in July.The bag – which contains remnants of moon dust and is labeled “LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN” – is a collection pouch used by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission. The bag was used to hold rocks and dust from the lunar region known as the Sea of Tranquility.Scheduled for July 20, the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the auction will be the first legal sale of such an artifact from the mission, Jim Hull, head of exhibits and artifacts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said in a telephone interview on Friday.