In the 1970s, a number of samples of lunar rock made in the Soviet Union were purchased $ 855,000 ($ 573 million in Chile)Sotheby's auction house on Thursday at an auction organized by New York.
The parts that led from Moon-16 missions were initially offered to wife Sergei Korolev, a father of a Soviet space program and dead in 1966.
The final price, including commissions and expenses, represents nearly double the expected ($ 442,500, $ 296 million), in the case of Sotheby.
The sale price puts 700,000 dollars and millions (between 470 and 670 million pesos) in the middle of an auction house offer.
According to Sotheby, only those parts of the list are available at the end of November moonAccording to US and Soviet missions, non-government.
The lunar missions were a sign of great attractiveness of collectors Neil Armstrong That same year, he sold it to the first lunar samples he collected at $ 1.8 million in the sale of Sotheby's in New York.
China launched the module on the moon in 2013, although the only samples that have been brought to Earth come from United States and Soviet Union missions.
United States He did not return the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and Russia was not at the end of the Soviet era at the Moon and at the end of the 1976 Moon-24 flight.
NASA plans to return to a crew flight in 2023 and has planned to build a base in the Moon.
Previously, a non-profit private organization wants Israel to send out the unpublished module at the end of December, whose moon landing is in the middle of February 2019.