Your Very Own Antique Space Pod

This evening, 50 years after Yuri Gagarin completed the first manned flight into space, Sotheby’s New York will be auctioning a prototype of his spaceship, the Vostok 3KA-2. Test-driven with a “cosmonaut-mannequin” named Ivan Ivanovich only 18 days before Mr. Gagarin’s historic flight, it’s the only privately owned Vostok spaceship outside of Russia. The low estimate is $2 million and bidding starts at 5 p.m.

[Sotheby’s]

Your Very Own Antique Space Pod