A bag with traces of moon dust from Apollo 11 sold for $1.8 million at an auction Thursday.
The bag was previously misidentified and sold at an online auction. Nancy Carlson, a collector from the Chicago area, bought it for $995 in 2015. While the seller knew that the bag was from a space flight, they did not know that it traced back to the Apollo 11 mission.
Due to the mislabeling of the bag, NASA fought to get it back. However, a federal judge ruled that it belonged to the buyer in December 2016.
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