A pouch used to carry moon rocks back to Earth from the Apollo 11 mission will soon go up for auction and could earn its owner a whopping sum.
The rather unremarkable bag has an incredibly rich history in that it was not only used during the pioneering lunar mission, but later became the center of a contentious legal battle.
Having served its purpose as a container for the moon rocks, the satchel was subsequently lost amidst the many artifacts from the Apollo missions.
By way of a clerical error, the bag was somehow sold for a mere $995 dollars during a 2015 auction of space memorabilia by the U.S. Marshals Service.
When it was later discovered that it contained moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission, a legal showdown erupted between the space agency and its new owner.
More on this story, including the incredible amount that it is expected to be sold for at an upcoming auction, at the Coast to Coast AM website.