Cockroach-eaten Apollo 11 moon dust goes up for auction

Now up for auction: cockroach carcasses and the Apollo 11 moondust extracted from their stomachs, the result of a 1969 NASA biological test looking for dangerous ‘moon bugs’. (Image credit: RR auction via collectSPACE.com)

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For Sale: A small sample of the moon brought back to earth in 1969 by the Apollo 11 astronauts, the first humans to walk on the lunar surface.

Condition: Well Traveled and once digested. The dust was carefully extracted from the stomachs of cockroaches (opens in new tab). Three of the insects are included in the lot.

https://www.livescience.com/apollo-11-moon-dust-cockroaches-auction Cockroach-eaten Apollo 11 moon dust goes up for auction

Russell Falcon

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