An anonymous bidder is now the proud owner of a bag of moon dust. A bag used by Neil Armstrong to bring back the first samples of rocks from the moon has sold for more than one-point-eight million dollars at Sotheby's in New York.
The auction coincided with the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The bag was seized by U.S. Marshals from a Kansas museum manager who was convicted of stealing it in 2014. It was then sold to an Illinois woman in an online government auction two years ago for just 995-dollars. The winning bid was actually below two-million dollars+ that had been predicted.
According to Sotheby's, Carlson will use part of the proceeds from the auction to fund therapy charities, medical research and establish a scholarship fund at her alma mater.