Spaceship taking off on a mission to the full moon, conceptual travel to the moon collage. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

Sotheby’s Holds Space Exploration Auction

This past weekend, Sotheby’s did something extraordinary.

The legendary auction house held a Space Exploration auction  featuring a wide variety of material from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. The auction came on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that successfully imprinted human-kind’s footprints on our moon

Among the items auctioned, three original, unaltered, NASA videotapes of the event sold for $1.82 million.

Check out a few of the objects that were auctioned, including a prototype spacesuit and a model of the Apollo Lunar Module signed by six moon-walkers. See the full results of the auction including selling prices here.



Gemini G2-G Prototype Spacesuit Gloves with Working Finger-Tip Lights


Apollo Lunar Module Model, Signed by Six Moon-Walkers


Apollo Prototype Spacesuit


“To Everyone Who Helped, I Salute You.” 2005 

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