Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

It's the 49th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon

Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon Flag And Medallions Neil Armstrong Brought To The Moon During Apollo 11 Mission To Be Auctioned
Doris Mccormick | 23 July, 2018, 11:31

But Aldrin said he and his fellow astronauts never doubted the equipment that had brought them to the moon would bring them back home.

Consisting of over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November 2018 and another two in May and November 2019, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said in a statement.

Neil Armstrong's collection includes a variety of artifacts from his 1969 lunar landing, as well as private mementos.

According to Heritage Auctions president Greg Rohan, the public always finds any objects related to the space program completely fascinating.

Among the more personal items to be auctioned are a Purdue University centennial flag from Armstrong's alma mater that traveled on Apollo 11 and his Boy Scout cap.

Four days and 386 242,56km later, at 4.18pm EDT on 20 July, the Apollo 11 craft touched down on the southwestern edge of the Sea of Tranquility.

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"Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said. "He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving".

According to the Business Insider, the Armstrong Family Collection was the first one to be certified by CAG, recently opened in Sarasota.

Amongst the products being provided are Robbins medallions flown on the Apollo 11 objective, consisting of an "incredibly uncommon gold example".

It is noted that also for sale will be exhibited the flags of the United States, the United Nations and us States.

Some of the speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included astronaut Robert Springer and Neil Armstrong's son Mark, who says that the new additions that are coming to the museum are something special.

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