Real Moon Rocks Go Up For Auction, Expected to Fetch £750,000

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Have you ever wanted to own a piece of the moon? Now might be your chance, if you have a million bucks lying around. Next month Sotheby’s in New York will auction off some of the only moon rocks that can be legally owned by private individuals.

The three moon rocks were first obtained by the unmanned Soviet Luna-16 mission in 1970 and were given by the Soviet government to Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, head rocket engineer in the Soviet space program during the 1950s and 60s. The Luna-16 mission was the first time that the Soviet Union obtained lunar samples and it was just the third time ever, following the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12


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