A small, humble-looking bag is getting its moment in the spotlight today. It traveled to the moon and back, then sat forgotten in a museum basement. It was seized by officials who didn't know its value, sold unceremoniously to a keen-eyed space enthusiast, then battled over in court.
Now the lunar collection bag from the Apollo 11 mission — and the tiny bits of moon dust embedded within it — are hitting the Sotheby's auction block.
Nancy Carlson purchased the bag for less than $1,000. Sotheby's expects it to sell at auction on Thursday for $2 million to $4 million.