Only photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon expected to sell for $30,000

(Image credit: Bonhams / NASA)

The only full-body photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon has just been put up for auction. Despite being the first man to have ever walked on the moon, it was believed that no photos existed of him – until now. Taken by fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the photo is expected to sell for $30,000 at the Bonhams Space Photography Auction.

Serious money can be made from selling NASA camera equipment and photos taken on some of its most famous missions. Recently, a replica of a Leica camera used in the Skylab missions fetched $500,000 at auction and earlier this year iconic vintage photos from various NASA missions between 1965 and 1984 were receiving bids as high as $26,000. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.