Bag used by Apollo 11 astronauts isn’t owned by NASA anymore

Bag used by Apollo 11 astronauts isn’t owned by NASA anymore

18.08.16

Bag from Apollo 11 that landed on the moon in 1969 with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on board was accidentally sold to a private person.

During the Apollo mission Buzz Aldrin used this very bag to collect samples of moon rock.

A blooper occurred due to incorrect inventory number. At the auction the priceless artifact was sold to Nancy Carlson for $995.

The new owner sent the bag to the Agency for authentication and as a result the mistake was realized. NASA representatives say that the bag still has particles of lunar dust embedded into its fabric.

Currently, the Space Administration is trying to find legal ways to cancel the deal.

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