If you are a science fiction geek who dreams of one day touring the Moon and Mars ; then perhaps you may have wished that you had taken birth after another century. Given the current political and economic climate, space certainly does not seem to figure high on the priority list of humanity at this time. However that is not reason enough to starve your space fantasies. All you need is enough dough.
This soviet spacesuit which actually saw service during the historic Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, a joint space mission between the U.S. and Soviet Union in 1975 could have been yours if you had the requisite $242,000+ to purchase it. This space suit as worn by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. An American buyer purchased it at the Bonhams’ Manhattan showroom auction.
Other space related memorabilia also managed to carry the day. This included a hefty $111,000 for a small page of contingency steps from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, marked over with revisions by astronauts James Lovell and Fred Haise as the two men struggled to adjust the lunar module’s engine burn and bring their faltering craft safely back to Earth.
Also sold for $12,000 was a brass tag worn by Ham the monkey on his historic Jan. 31, 1961, spaceflight — which preceded the first human spaceflight by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Going as collectibles do , these historically significant pieces are the rarest of the rare and will keep increasing in value as humanity conquers deep space. The space suit would be a brilliant addition to a soviet space capsule which is also up for sale.