Thursday, May 8, 2014

Moon dust from the Ocean of Storms!

PLSS Strap
Exposed to the lunar surface for over seven and one-half hours during the 1969 Apollo 12 mission, this PLSS strap still contains traces of dust from the lunar surface! This is just one of a number of spectacular Alan Bean items that can be found at Heritage Auctions Spring Space Exploration Auction May 14 in Dallas.

This strap, which helped secure Bean’s life support system to his body, is estimated to sell for $50,000 to $70,000 and could easily exceed that! While there may only be one PLSS strap available at the auction, you can still own a piece of Apollo history with signed Fine Art Edition of one of Alan Bean’s original paintings such as Fast Times on the Ocean of Storms.

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