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Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale

Neil Armstrong's personal collection of moon landing artefacts up for sale

On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong's famous first steps, and the 46th anniversary of the opening of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, groundbreaking for the museum's upcoming expansion was held.

From the cap he wore as a Boy Scout to Armstrong's 1969 lunar landing and private mementos that include pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer, which the astronaut took with him to the moon in July 1969 will be auctioned, according to the auction house.

"Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said.

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - the latter two still with us - thus earned a honored place in the annals of world history.

Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never talked to him about what he wanted done with the large amount of items he kept. "He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving".

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At 4:17 p.m. EDT, while Collins remained in orbit aboard the command module Columbia, Armstrong and Aldrin aboard the lunar module Eagle landed on the surface of the Moon.

The brothers eventually turned to Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), a Florida-based company of the Certified Collectibles Group, which authenticated the artifacts.

Among the items on auction are Robbins medallions flown on the Apollo 11 mission, including an "extremely rare gold example".

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions.

Featured in the auction are items which were taken to the moon including a series of flags - representing not only the USA but also the United Nations and a number of individual American states.


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