Unique maanzakje Apollo 11-mission sold for 1.8 million dollars

Unique maanzakje Apollo 11-mission sold for 1.8 million dollars

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A unique bag which is from the first successful moon landing is used, it is Thursday at auction in New York for 1.8 million dollars (1.5 million euros) were sold.

Previously, it was estimated that the small object is between 2 and 4 million dollars (converted between 1.8 and 3.6 million euros) would produce. The identity of the buyer is not disclosed.

It was never intended that the bag is in private hands would fall off. By an error of the space agency NASA was to say ‘unique item’ and ‘national heritage’ accidentally sold. The American Nancy Carlson from Illinois knew the for 995 dollars (890 euros) in its possession.

The sale was only discovered when Carlson the pocket to NASA and sent for confirmation of the authenticity to get. NASA drew then filed a lawsuit to the bag to get back, but the court determined that the new owner of the object.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong used the bag during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969 to the stones and the dust of the moon. Armstrong and his colleague Buzz Aldrin brought for examination a few hours on the lunar surface. They returned with more than twenty pounds of material back to earth.

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