Rare Moon Rock Soars to $1 Million Dollars

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Three Tiny Moon rocks were collected in 1970 by the Soviet which are expected to sell for up to $1 million when they go into the auction in November.

Just imagine that you came across some weird rocks in your garage and turns out to have so much history behind it.

 

 

 

 

 

They were retrieved by the unmanned Luna-16 Mission in 1970, and were first sold in 1993 by the widow of former Soviet Space Program Director Sergel Pavlovich Korolev.

Just recently, two handwritten notes penned by Albert Einstein have been sold at auction for a combined $1.8 million. Also, a bag used by Neil Armstrong to collect lunar samples during the Apollo 11 mission was sold for $1.8 million.

NASA owns around 842 pounds of moon rock, retrieved from six Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972. Wonder how much we still have?

 

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