One of the most important cameras ever made is about to be auctioned off. The only camera that NASA used on the Apollo missions and that made it back to Earth safe and sound will be put for the bidding in Vienna, according to Rappier.
And the estimated worth: $200,000-$270,000–which I’m sure you can all afford with no problems. This is a silver version of the camera, and not the one that was used to shoot the Blue Marble on Apollo 17. According to an interview that we did earlier last year, these cameras had intense lens modifications done and it was designed to operate in subzero temperatures.
Instead, this camera was used by astronaut Jim Irwin on the Apollo 15 mission. We’ll update when this camera goes up for auction with the final price. We expect it to far exceed the estimated prices.