04/02/2014 05:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Own a Piece of NASA History With the Sale of Stolen Space Artifacts


10 years ago, a cache of space swag was stolen from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The U.S. Marshal's Service hunted down and confiscated tons of NASA space artifacts, including "a silvery-Mercury spacesuit, a fabric swatch from Apollo 13's astronaut couches, and a control panel from Russia's Mir space station." Now it's all being auctioned off.

The Houston Press reports that these space Austin-based auction house Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers are selling the confiscated space goods. The items were stolen by museum curator Max Ary, who's been caught and convicted. 

See all the loot at