The historic Hasselblad 500 camera that was taken the to moon and back and was used on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971.
Has been auctioned this week raising $910,000 in the process and now belongs to its new owner Terukazu Fujisawa, founder of Japan’s Yodobashi Camera retail chain.
The importance of this camera is that it has been to the moon and returned whereas on previous missions the cameras used to photograph the moon’s surface and missions were left on the moon’s surface due to their bulk and additional weight. Leaving the camera’s on the moon allowed NASA to bring back rare moon mineral samples.
The suction for the historic Hasselblad 500 camera started at 80,000 euros and was expected to close at somewhere around 200,000 euros but eventual raised €660,751.
Source: VergeFiled Under: Camera News, Geeky Stuff