Space Artifacts Coming to NYC Auction


A sale of space artifacts, including the so-called Space Magna Carta, is coming to New York.

The Bonhams sale will be held March 25.

The 1975 certificate has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 to $100,000. It marks the first successful docking of America’s Apollo and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz.

The text, in Russian and English, advocates peace and cooperation.

The astronauts signed the document in space. It includes an illustration of the Apollo and Soyuz locked in orbit.

The certificate is one of four in existence; one is at the Smithsonian.

Another lot features a two-page Apollo 11 log entry.

It describes the computer procedures that allowed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to lift off from the moon. Its presale estimate is $70,000 to $90,000.