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Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction


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Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.

The personal collection of Armstrong, who died in his native Ohio in 2012, will be offered for sale in a series of auctions handled by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, beginning Nov. 1-2 and continuing in May and November 2019.

The collection includes a variety of artifacts from Armstrong's 1969 lunar landing and private mementos that include pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer that the astronaut took with him to the moon.

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-giant-sale-neil-armstrong-auction.html?

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I'd love the boots that he first set foot on the moon with. Now that would be a real treasure to own.

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Oh Wow, that's got to be the pinnacle of space collectibles. 

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6 hours ago, Stiff said:

I'd love the boots that he first set foot on the moon with. Now that would be a real treasure to own.

Well the spacesuit is in the Smithsonian, but not the overshoes that actually touched the moon.In order to reduce weight so as to maximise the amount of samples that could be returned from the Moon the astronauts jettisoned anything they no longer needed, and that include their overshoes (and their PLSS back packs that you see in the photos). They are still there on the Moon.*

* Except Alan Bean's overshoes. He brought them back and used to use one to produce an imprint in his paintings.

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