NASA released a treasure trove of vintage photos last week from the first lunar missions, and they went up for auction in London on February 26 at Bloomsbury Auctions.
Not every photo sold, but some of the more exciting lots, such as Ed White’s personal photo album of the Gemini 4 mission, went for £9,000…which is over $13,000.
And a single portrait of Buzz Aldrin with the photographer and the Lunar Module reflected in his gold-plated visor (the photographer being Neil Armstrong) went for a whopping £9,000.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin also took the first self-portrait in space during the Gemini 12 mission in November 1966.
To view some of these amazing photos and see the auction results, visit the Bloomsbury Auctions site here.