A piece of vintage Soviet space program is going under the hammer in New York next month. A Vostok space capsule will be sold to the highest bidder, its price estimate anywhere between $2-10 million dollars.
The Vostok 3KA-2 was used on a test run prior to Yuri Gagarin’s historic launch. Before the man himself went up, a dog were exposed to the possible rigors. It all went well and the space capsule faded from history.
Bonhams auction will be also selling space suits, and Sotheyby’s is putting a space craft on the hammer.
The Vostok might be technologically backward, but that doesn’t mean the design is useless and once was used for space exploration.