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Camera used in moon landing fetches $758,489

Published On: Mar 24 2014 10:04:49 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2014 09:02:32 AM CDT
Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on moon, astronaut Jim Irwin

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It's been to the moon and back -- and fetched an astronomical price as a result.

The camera used by members of the 1971 Apollo 15 moon mission sold for nearly $760,000 at an auction in Vienna over the weekend, The Associated Press reported.

The Hasselblad 500 is the only camera ever brought back from the moon, according to auctioneers.

Others were left behind to make room for mineral samples.

The new owner? Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa, who runs an electronics chain.

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