Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Fancy Buying 50-Year-Old Space Food? Unappetising - But Sought-After

One News Page Staff Monday, 3 September 2018 ()
Fancy Buying 50-Year-Old Space Food? Unappetising - But Sought-Afterby

Space memorabilia – particularly that which has returned from missions over the years – always travels far in terms of value back here on Earth. There’s been plenty of high-profile auctions over the past few years where various apparel and items used in Apollo missions and beyond have gone to the highest bidder for thousands upon thousands of dollars – and it really does seem that there continues to be an invested market in moon memorabilia and more besides. Recently, however, it appears that slightly outdated food from the Apollo moon landing may well be going for a song – but why?

The Phill Parker Collection of Space Exploration – put together by a private enthusiast – is up for sale. Among the collection include various bits of space debris, space shuttle bolts, capsule wiring and more besides – but it’s a fruit drink being sold via an upcoming catalogue at British auctioneers Hansons which seems to be catching people’s eyes. The seller appears keen – and confident – to request up to £500 ($650) for a likely mouldy pineapple and grapefruit drink which was specifically designed to be enjoyed while orbiting the moon during a mission. It’s safe to say that drinking it is out of the question – but for some space enthusiast, it could be a fairly large purchase that completes a fairly unique collection.

Phill Parker, who is selling off his memorabilia having collected them throughout his life, is putting up to 200 different space-related collectables – from the tiniest bolts to the most impressive units and even the aforementioned 50-year-old juice drink – there really does seem to be something for everyone here. There are also autographs obtained from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first two men to walk on the moon’s surface.

“As I approach my 72nd birthday, I believe it’s time to ensure my collection of historic spaceflight hardware items and paper documents will continue to be utilized to record the first golden age of space exploration by auctioning to interested parties,” Parker advises. Certainly, he is in a prime position to comment on and to have collected such memorabilia – as he has written a considerable number of spaceflight articles for journals, magazines and more – he’s even interviewed Armstrong and Aldrin personally!

Fancy grabbing a unique piece of space history? Hansons Auctioneers – based in Etwall, Derbyshire, UK – are putting around 200 pieces forward on September 3rd.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Science

MALDIVES opposition candidate says he has won presidential electionHONG KONG bans pro-independence party
Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship off NIGERIARare ELECTRIC BLUE CLOUDS captured on film by Nasa

Recent related videos

SpotX CEO Sheehan On OTT Growth & Challenges [Video]SpotX CEO Sheehan On OTT Growth & Challenges

COLOGNE -- SpotX has come a long way since its launch more than a decade ago. Just ask Mike Sheehan. He co-founded the company as a self-serve off-shoot of another company he was at. Acquired by..

BeetTV - Affiliate -   06:25

WideOrbit ‘Backbone’ Spans National Cable, Local Radio And TV [Video]WideOrbit ‘Backbone’ Spans National Cable, Local Radio And TV

SAN FRANCISCO – Over the past two decades, there’s been a lot of progress made in removing friction from the local television and radio buying process. But it typically doesn’t pay for agencies..

BeetTV - Affiliate -   07:03

Millennials Are Buying Homes All Right--They're Just Doing It Their Way [Video]Millennials Are Buying Homes All Right--They're Just Doing It Their Way

Millennials are already the largest group of home buyers today. It's surprising, given how headlines show them as kombucha-swilling, tatted-up safe-spacers. But according to Refinery29, they're..

Wochit -   00:45

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest