Camera That’s ‘Walked On Moon’ To Be Auctioned

 

 

 

” Looking for a truly out-of-this-world camera? Then an upcoming auction in Austria might have something to interest you — at a price.

 
  Vienna’s Westlicht gallery, the world’s largest auction house for cameras, will auction in March a camera returned to Earth, having been used on the moon, during NASA’s Apollo 15 mission.

 

  Compared to present-day cameras, the Swedish-made Hasselblad, used for landscape photography on the lunar surface, is something of a dinosaur. Inconvenient for selfies, it could never be slipped inside a pocket, weighing in at several kilograms.

 

  Its lack of electronic wizardry means no geotagging, hence no metadata. But if anyone was concerned about the NSA getting wind of what it was up to, it’d be hard pushed to film anything surreptitiously. The Hasselblad, a boxy brontosaurus of a camera that Apollo 15’s Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin used to take nearly 300 pics while on the lunar surface, couldn’t be said to have a stealth mode.”

     Here is the webpage to the auction house but if you want to get a catalogue of the upcoming sale you’ll have to shell out 50 Euros for the privilege of viewing the items for bid . The bidding will start at 80,000 Euros and is expected to go as high as 200,000 . 

 

Camera Auction Vienna