Sotheby’s will auction the accessory the astronaut wore on the Apollo 11 mission, which contained moondust and rocks from the satellite.

The bag that was on the moon.

If you have at least two million dollars (1,777,500 euros) and wanting to have a souvenir Out of this world, you have a chance to get it on July 20. On that date, the famous auction house Sotheby’s will allow anyone who wishes to bid on the bag that the astronaut wore Neil Armstrong to luna on the Apollo 11 mission, which he used to collect samples from our satellite, such as rocks Y moondust.

Acquiring this material was the First task Armstrong when they landed. “He took five samples immediately, just in case the mission was aborted unexpectedly ”, he explains to The Times Cassandra Hatton, a specialist in space souvenirs at the auction house.

The expert tells the London newspaper that they hope to sell the bag for around four millions of dollars (3,555,000 euros), although the Sotheby’s blog indicates that it is intended to obtain between Two and four million dollars for the object.

This type of material is considered to be property of the American people and is guarded by NASA. Some of the samples have been gifted to other countries and most have been kept at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. But the story of this bag is not usual, since upon returning from the moon a government laboratory and there it was lost.

In 2003, the FBI located her in a garage owned by a planetarium manager and it is not clear how in 2014 a small auction house tried to sell it on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Corps (US Marshals). In two attempts she could not get anyone to bid for her, but in the third she was the charm.

A lawyer fond of geology acquired it for $ 995 and decided to contact the NASA for more information and to know where that bag had been and what remains were inside. The government body found out he was from the mission Apollo 11 and decided not to return it, but the owner – Nancy Lee Carlson – sued. After all, she had acquired it legally and this was recognized by justice.

The woman, of course, has been “delighted about the next sale at Sotheby’s of the bag that Hatton has described as Mona Lisa of space collectibles.