Calling it stuff is really downplaying the historic and priceless artifacts that Sotheby’s will auction off in its second annual Space Exploration sale.
This auction, timed to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, contains original videos of that landing; videos that a NASA intern paid some 200 bucks for at a bulk auction of NASA stuff years ago, and only just discovered contains these original video tapes.
Sotheby’s says the quality of the video is excellent; only viewed 3 times to their knowledge, and the value could be as high as 2 million dollars.
That’s the lot most will watch the gavel on but there is a lot of other stuff:original artwork by astronaut Alan Bean, flown mission artifacts and hardware, signed books and spacesuits and more.
We will keep you posted.