Neil Armstrong’s collection of first ever samples of moon goes on sale at an auction


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  • A bag of moon dust and tiny rocks collected by Neil Armstrong on the moon goes on sale at a New York auction
  • The collection is worth an estimated $2 million to $4 million
  • Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon

Moon dust and some tiny rocks collected by American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, during the first lunar landing in 1969 goes on sale at a New York auction.

According to the Daily Mail, Armstrong’s collection of first ever samples of the moon from the lunar region known as the Sea of Tranquility are zipped up in a small bag. The lunar samples are worth an estimated $2 million to $4 million.

Armstrong’s moon dust and rocks are just some of the items linked to space travel being auctioned off at Sotheby’s to mark the 48th anniversary of the first landing on the surface of the moon on July 20.

A picture of Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the moon’s surface, snapped by Neil Armstrong is also on the auction block and is expected to fetch $4,000.

 

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