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Hasselblad camera used in moon landing to be auctioned off

The camera used to snap photos on the lunar surface from the Apollo 15 mission will be auctioned off

| Cameras News | Posted: Feb 2, 2014 12:29 am

The 70-millimeter Hasselblad Electric Data Camera used during the Apollo 15 mission for pictures - but not selfies - on the Moon, is being auctioned off at a WestLicht Gallery auction in Vienna next month.

 

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James Irwin used it when he walked on the Moon all the way back in 1971, and will fetch $270,000 or more. Unfortunately, NASA hasn't confirmed its authenticity, but gallery officials insist that the number 38 printed inside the camera is all the proof required, as the images Irwin snapped are all labeled with the same number.

 

If you've got a spare $270,000, you could always take a punt...

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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