Moon Tapes From Goverment Auction Make Big Bucks

A former NASA intern is now a millionaire, thanks to a smart buy years ago.

Three original NASA videotapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing sold at auction over the weekend for more than 1.8-million-dollars. The tapes were put up for sale at Sotheby's - 50 years to the day after the historic first steps on the moon were recorded.

That's a far cry from the 217-dollars former NASA intern Gary George paid for the tapes at a government surplus auction back in 1976. The tapes have a run time of nearly two-and-a-half-hours and show the entire moon walk as Mission Control saw it.

The tapes are the only remaining first generation recordings of the historic moon mission.


Pic credit: Kayleigh Smarrelli

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