Three small moonbergs taken back from space by the unmanned Soviet Luna-16 mission were sold for 855,000 dollars at auction…
Three small moonbergs taken back from space by the unmanned Soviet Luna-16 mission were sold for 855,000 dollars at auction on Thursday.
The Stones, estimated at $ 700,000 to $ 1 million, are the only known monsters available for private ownership, according to Sotheby’s auction house. In 1993, the stones sold for $ 442,500 to an anonymous American collector who marked first the time that another world had been offered to the public.
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Retrieved from the month of 1970, the samples of Nina Ivanova Koroleva, widow of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the former director of the Soviet spacecraft program, were presented.
Details of the buyer have not been disclosed.
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There is great interest in moon-related artifacts. Last year, a bag filled with moon dust was packed by Apothecary 1
1 astronaut Neil Armstrong of Sotheby’s for 1.8 million dollars.
The bag had previously been misidentified and was wrongly sold on an online state auction for $ 995. The Chicago area woman who bought the bag won an intense court battle with NASA, who tried to retrieve the artifact.
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