Consequently, the bag did not top Sothebys all time highest sale price for a space artifact, which was achieved by the Soviet Vostok 3. KA 2 capsule when it sold for 2,8. Its unclear how Sothebys was able to obtain all of the objects on sale today, and while the auction house has released the amounts each item sold for, it did not disclose any of the buyers. What we do know is that the sale of that high ticket collection bag was highly controversial. The bag has been the center of a court case between NASA and a Chicago area woman, who purchased the bag online in 2. According to the Washington Post, after the buyer, Nancy Carlson, sent the bag to NASA for testing, the agency told her it belongs to the American people. Ultimately, a district judge in Wichita, Kansas ruled that NASA couldnt keep the bag, despite being sympathetic to the space agencys argument that it probably shouldnt have gone on sale in the first place. Theres always a chance the mystery buyer this time will put the bag in public collections. Or, just maybe, were being too cynical, and the mystery buyer is a museum. Best Software Testing Articles 2008 Honda here. Itd be a shame to lose these incredible artifacts, especially on the lunaversary.