Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be auctioned in NY
July 14, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Moon dust that Neil Armstrong collected during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house — a symbol of America's glory days in space now valued at $2 million to $4 million.
The late astronaut brought the dust and some rocks back to Earth in an ordinary-looking bag.
It's one of 180 lots linked to space travel that Sotheby's is auctioning off July 20 to mark the 48th anniversary of the pioneer lunar landing on that date in 1969.
The moon dust is the first sample of Earth's satellite ever collected.
The bag has had a storied existence, a dec...