By the fascination it exerts, the conquest of space of the Twentieth century is an attractive market as the auction houses have not failed to explore. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 the second manned mission of the Nasa program in December 1968, but first placed in orbit around the Moon, Sotheby’s will attack to the field. There are more than twenty years, she had been the first to launch in New York, organizing two sessions on the epic Russian, in 1993 and 1996. On 29 November, she returned with parts from programs, soviet but also american.

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The catalog (289 lots) includes photographs of the Moon, combinations of astronauts (30,000 to 40,000 dollars for the semi-rigid designed by the Russian company NPP Zvezda), logbooks (12,000 to 18,000 euros, the “check-list” of Apollo 9), model rockets (4000 to 6000 dollars for two models, CSM and LEM). But …

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