Here’s your big chance to own a piece of American space exploration history (pre-Space Force). An extremely rare 70 mm positive film roll from the camera of Apollo 11-- the first spaceflight that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969 -- is up for grabs right now.
The Hasselbladfilm roll contains 126 photos from the moonshot mission taken by Armstrong and Aldrin during their exploration. They include moments from inside the Lunar Module Eagleright before Armstrong stepped off the spacecraft, his first photo after taking his famous first steps, Aldrin standing next to the American Flag ... and his legendary "Moon Man" image with his mask showing a reflection of Armstrong.
According to the auction house, RR Auction, the film roll was acquired from Terry Slezak, a member of the Manned Spacecraft Center‘s lunar receiving lab. He was in charge of processing the film brought back from the Apollo moon landings.
The auction is live now and ends on June 20 … and it’s estimated to take in around $8,000. Seems like a steal to me. (Wonder if you own the film positive, if you can make print editions to sell, hmmm…?)
(Photos, NASA; via TMZ)