Auction: Dirty Sketches and Other Things Carried to the Moon


| 6/18/2009 11:29:02 AM


Tags: Science and Technology, NASA, Auction, Space,

Bohnam's auction house in New York City will be taking bids on hundreds of tiny treasures from the glory days of NASA's space program. If it weren't for this damn recession, I'd have me one of those lunar rock box thingys. Here's a sampling from the catalog (pdf):

Moon rock bag

LUNAR ROCK BOX COVER

Lunar rocks were placed in an aluminum storage box that was vacuum sealed on the lunar surface. The crew then placed the box inside the container covers of this type for the journey back to Earth, to prevent lunar dust from spreading inside the Lunar and Command Modules.

$2,000 - 3,000

Tom Hendricks
6/22/2009 11:12:39 AM

The most amazing thing back from the Moon is bacteria! Seems some was left on the moon and stayed alive. So they lived on the Moon just fine! http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast01sep98_1.htm