If we all pool our money...........

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  1. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Why would I want to buy that

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    Or, I can spend $800 on eBay and get a clean one!
     
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    I would certainly be leery of the pedigree.

    It was common for them to leave all the gear (except the film mags) on the moon. Excess weight, including their space suits, trash, human waste (yes, crap and pee), meant extra fuel needed to take off. As such, all were tossed out of the LEM before taking off from the moon.

    There would be no reason to bring that back.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Surprisingly, they brought back a lot more than you think, as well as taking a lot of "personal gear" along to bring back for friends, family etc. Flags, trinkets of various sorts etc. I could see Dave Scott bringing this back considering the amount of weight they dropped and or left upon landing. The LRV weighted over 400 pounds alone.

    Considering who is auctioning it off I would not be leery of the pedigree. It would be simple enough to check based on the serial number.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    But has it been to the moon?
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    The LRV was intended to be left. PPKs were not. And there were already cameras and lenses on the circling CSM, so why haul this lens back up to it?
     
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    I hope there's a valid asset disposal certificate on file. ;)
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Who knows, These guys have their quirks as well. Mark Hamills light saber from the star wars move was taken up into space on one of the shuttle missions and brought back. Maybe Scott wanted it.
     
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    De-orbiting mass ain't the same as getting it off the ground, even if 'the ground' is the Moon.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The astronauts know their payload limits on every mission and every part of that mission and do not do anything to jeopardize that mission. They also know what leeway they have. A six iron and two balls went to the moon, the six iron came back as did parts of the Wright Flyer.

    Personally I would love to own a piece of history like that, but I would like it not just for the photographic aspect but the NASA aspect.
     
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    But it doesn't come with lunar dust! (Or duct tape) :)
     

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