One of the camera lenses used during the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission has just sold at auction for over $450,000! An already incredibly rare lens known as the Zeiss Tele-Tessar 500mm f/8, this one obviously holds incredible historical value which is why the price was bid up so high.
Boston-based RR Auction says the 12-inch long Zeiss Tele-Tessar 500mm f/8 lens used by mission commander David Scott on the moon and in orbit was sold Thursday to an anonymous buyer. – Phys.org
Used to take nearly 300 photos, it is a precious piece of world history. The lens was designed for the Hasselblad Electric Data Camera and had modifications to allow a better ease of use while wearing spacesuit gloves.
Part of 83-year-old David Scott’s (commander of the Apollo mission) personal collection, it was given to him as a memento by NASA.