The Only Camera NASA Ever Brought Back from the Moon Will Soon be Auctioned Off
A total of fourteen Hasselblad cameras made it to the moon on the Apollo missions; but of those 14, only one ever made it back. And now, that one camera is going to go home with a lucky (and rich) collector pending an auction at WestLicht in Vienna on March 21st.
As far as photography auctions go, it doesn’t get much more exciting than this. Whoever wins this camera will take home a piece of machinery used on the Apollo 15 mission by astronaut Jim Irwin to take 299 pictures of the moon’s surface and 96 on the way there and back. You might not ever get to go to the moon, but at least your camera did!
The auction will start at just over $108,000, and is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $270,000 before it’s all over. Given how rare it is, however, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if it went for quite a bit more money than that.