Camera that went to moon set to fetch 150k pounds at auction
London: The Hasselblad "Lunar Module Pilot" camera, the only camera to return to earth amongst the 14 that took photos of Apollo 15`s successful moon landing in 1971 is up for auction.
The camera was used by astronaut James B.Irwin, who clicked 229 photos of the moon`s surface with it, the Daily Star reported.
According to the Westlicht Gallery in Vienna, the camera will fetch between 125,000 and 150,000 pounds at the auction, which will be held on 22nd March.
Peter Coeln, owner of the Westlicht Gallery said that the plate number is 100-percent proof that this camera is the real thing and really was on the moon.
NASA had chosen to leave the other 13 cameras on the moon while this particular camera had been returned for testing.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video