What do you get someone who has everything? How about some space history?
A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that someone bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA intern in the 1970s could raise up to $2 million when they are auctioned later this month.
The unrestored, unenhanced and unremastered tapes are described as “the earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man’s first steps on the moon,” by auction house Sotheby’s.
The videotapes will headline Sotheby’s Space Exploration auction in New York City on July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.