Everyone knows the name of Neil Armstrong, the first person to step on the moon. The samples (lunar samples) collected from the Moon are now being auctioned by them. In his auction Rs. This is expected to generate an income of over Rs 90 crore.
Take on the Apollo 11 Mission
According to a report by our partner website WION, American astronaut Neil Armstrong collected some samples from the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. These samples are now being auctioned (auction of lunar samples). These samples are part of a batch that also includes 5 aluminum stubs. The sample that will be auctioned is the 10 mm carbon tape in which the pieces of the moon are kept.
samples were stolen
Bonhams, a New York-based auction house, says it is the first such auction in space history. The price of these unique pieces of the moon included in the auction is expected to be between $ 8 lakh (about Rs 6,07,50,400 crore) to $ 1.2 million (Rs 9,11,43,000 crore). These pieces were considered ‘lost by NASA’. They were stolen by Max Arya, curator of the Cosmospace Space Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Photos also auctioned
However, they were later confiscated by US marshals. At NASA, Dr. Roy confirmed to Christopher that these were stolen samples. Earlier, over 70 photographs of Buzz Aldrin’s moonwalk, taken by Neil Armstrong, were auctioned in Copenhagen for $1,72,000 (approximately Rs 1,30,61,336 crore).
Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft
Let us tell you that Apollo 11 was the American spacecraft that first landed humans on the moon. Humans last set foot on the moon in 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission. However, now NASA is planning to send astronauts again in 2025-2026.