The Aries 1B trans-lunar space shuttle, which featured in the 1968 sci-fi film, went under the hammer for $344,000 (GBP229,000) at the Premiere Props' Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday (28Mar15).

The important prop will be among the items that will go on display at the Academy Museum, which is scheduled to open in 2017.

A spokesman says, "We're excited to add such an iconic piece of movie history to our collection."