In the autumn of this year will be an auction dedicated to memorabilia of cosmic history NASA.Among the lots will be vintage poster with a picture of the lunar surface, signed by 11 astronauts. Also up for auction are going to put space food in 2013, according to the portal Chron , posting photos of items.
Full details on the auction will be available in October 2014, and in November will begin trading.Among the lots, for example, appear toothbrush with Velcro (to make it easier to mount), pasta, peaches in a special package for astronauts, “space” bread.
Also up for auction two original NASA management, poster “Moon”, signed by the people who have been there, the atlas “Mercury 9”, a magazine for recordings with famous spaceship “Apollo 13”, which during the flight to the moon was a serious accident , various cards.
As the portal, these items are particularly valuable also because they do not have much in the collections of astronauts. In addition, NASA must adhere to strict rules with respect to the auctions.
Note that after the space shuttle Columbia disaster, many have tried to earnby selling parts of the ship have been found. NASA warned at the time that those who found the wreckage of the ship Columbia, absolutely can not touch them, let alone trying to learn from these findings financial gain.
Despite the warnings and even threats of the authorities, some residents still tried to capitalize on their findings. Less than 6 hours after the crash Columbia with seven astronauts on board on the internet auction site eBay auctions appeared with fragments of the spacecraft, which are valued in the hundreds of dollars. However, the owners of the site closed access to such lots.
We add that the 2001 logbook of Yuri Gagarin was exhibited at the auction the auction house Christies. Also among the items was a copy of the ship “Sputnik-1”. Total auction will feature 350 space relics. Among them, the majority of items were devoted to the American astronauts and NASA. For example, were exposed to different documents and things: from spacesuits to policyholders astronauts and flight plans. Special heed used set of plates with the suit, in which astronaut James Irwin made three outs on the moon in the mission “Apollo 15”, undertaken in July 1971.