Cartier’s Solid Gold Lunar Landers is a replica of the 1969 Lunar Excursion Module

Andrea Divirgilio / March 11, 2013

Ever since satellite Apollo landed in outer space, its achievements by far have really been documented far and wide amongst space enthusiasts. It is no wonder that renowned French jeweler Cartier decided to create a gold edition of the Apollo 11 for the astronauts who went aboard the historical aircraft. There were apparently celebrations held to celebrate the achievement of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins who were a part of the original 1969 mission to the moon, and later presented with the solid gold edition of this space lander/space module. From what we can gather, this is sure shot addition to the list of most expensive space memorabilia.

Cartier Solid Gold Apollo 11 space lander

Of the gold medals that were distributed among the scientists, 2 of them remain as a part of private collections, but the 3rd will be showcased as a part of the Forbes Galleries event called ‘Out of this world! Jewelry in space age’. This event will reportedly have space themed jewelry, and even display jewelry worn by the astronauts. It was only befitting that such a symbol of perhaps one of the greatest world achievements of the 20th century, will also be there alongside.

Cartier Solid Gold Apollo 11 space lander

Inside each of these modules, one can find a micro film of the French publication ‘Le Figaro’, which apparently published a list of names of donors, who put in their money to have names included in the list. Perhaps just proves that there are people to dish out money, just to get their names noted, not for the most valid reason though, and bask in the glory for years to come.

Via: Gizmodo/ Cool Hunting

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