The handheld spent a whopping 196 days in space on the station, managing to orbit our blue ball of dirt over 3000 times. Joining it for the ride was, fittingly for a bunch of people who were still getting over the recent demise of the Soviet Union, a copy of Tetris.
Accompanying the Game Boy and game in an auction being held by Bonhams is a note from Serebov, which reads “Like all cosmonauts, I love sport. My particular favourites are football and swimming. During flight, in rare minutes of leisure, I enjoyed playing Game Boy.”
The Game Boy will be part of a “Space History Sale” being held by the auction house next month, and is expected to fetch between $US1500-$US2000.
NINTENDO GAME BOY FLOWN IN SPACE [Bonhams]