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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey Space Suit with Iconic Helmet Sold for $370,000

    AN iconic space suit from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey made  $370,000 over an original estimate of $200,000 at Julien’s Hollywood: Legends and Explorers auction. Over 900 items from Hollywood entertainment film lore to television’s past and present golden ages as well as a collection of some of the most significant and historical Space artefacts went under the hammer. The auction attracted fans and collectors from around the world, bidding on the floor, online and by telephone.

    The suit and helmet are believed to have been worn by Keir Dullea, as mission pilot and scientist Dr. David Bowman, in the memorable faceoff scene with “HAL” in the Academy award winning science fiction masterpiece.

    There were two pilot control sticks from the NASA Apollo 11 flight to the moon. One used by Neil Armstrong sold for $370,000, over three times its original estimat, the other used by Buzz Aldrin sold for $256,000. A complete original tool kit flown on Apollo 17 during the last mission to the moon made $102,400, well over its estimate of $20,000. An Apollo era spacesuit glove designed for Armstrong made $76,800, over seven times its original estimate of $10,000.

    2001: A Space Odyssey Space Suit

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