Original Nasa moon-walk videos auctioned
The original Nasa videotapes of the Apollo 11 moon walk were auctioned off for $1.82 million on the 50th anniversary of the feat.
Nasa intern Gary George paid $217.77 for those three tapes and other Nasa footage at a government surplus auction in 1976, Sotheby’s house said in a news release.
Sotheby’s Space Exploration auction was conducted at its sale room in New York. The buyer, who paid $1,820,000 plus commission for first-generation Nasa videotapes wasn’t identified.
“Fifty years ago, we achieved the world’s greatest human accomplishment, and what we universally recall about that event is best documented on these tapes,” said Cassandra Hatton, vice president and senior specialist in Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts Department, said in the news release. “We are truly over the moon about today’s outstanding result.”