But it's not just any dirt, it's moon dust samples in a lunar bag that Neil Armstrong took on the Apollo 11 mission.
Would you spend $1.8 million on a bag of dirt? Maybe, if you were rich and that bag of dirt was actual the first moon dust samples in 1969 that Neil Armstrong brought back home from the Apollo 11 mission.
A mystery buyer just bought that lunar bag at auction for $1.8 million. It’s an item that has been passed around a bit over the years, and NASA hasn’t really been pleased about it. A Chicago woman bought the moon back for just under $1,000 in 2015 from a Marshals Service auction and sent it to NASA to confirm the authenticity.
Rather than congratulate the woman on her find, NASA demanded the bag back when they did indeed confirm its authenticity. However, a judge awarded it back to the woman even though it was originally stolen property, and now a new owner has ponied up a much larger sum.