Lunar Dust Collected By Neil Armstrong Auctioned Off For $500K
How much would you pay for a jar of dust? Half a million bucks? That’s how much one bidder paid at a recent auction in London. Of course, this wasn’t just any dust – it was lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong during the historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission. A total of five dust samples sold for $504,375 to an anonymous bidder. Lunar dust doesn’t go up for sale very often – NASA is *very* strict about hanging on to its moon specimens. But these samples were legal to sell following a legal battle between NASA and a collector from Illinois. If you owned a jar of moon dust, what would you do with it?