Still Waters Posted November 29, 2018 #1 Share Posted November 29, 2018 (IP: Staff) · Three moon rocks brought to Earth nearly half a century ago and the only known documented lunar samples in private hands, sold for $855,000 in New York on Thursday, Sotheby's said. The rocks, collected by an unmanned Soviet Luna-16 Mission in 1970, went for nearly double the $442,500 last paid for them by the present-day US sellers in a Sotheby's Russian space history sale in 1993. They were originally the property of Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev—the former director of the Soviet space program—who was given them by the Soviet Union in honor of her husband's work. Korolev was a rocket engineer, aircraft and spacecraft designer, and mastermind behind the Soviet space program during the 1950s and '60s. https://phys.org/news/2018-11-moon-york-sotheby.html 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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