Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Research | By Francis Brooks

Neil Armstrong's space memorabilia will go up for sale at auction

Neil Armstrong's space memorabilia will go up for sale at auction

But the astronaut didn't make the journey to the moon alone.

The collection of the astronaut who died in 2012 includes items such as pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Brothers flight that Armstrong took with him to the moon.

All these coveted items will soon be up for sale in a series of auctions that starts this November and will carry on next year as well when the sales are scheduled for May and November.

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

The Armstrong Family Collection will open for auctions as part of Heritage's November 1-2 Space Exploration auction.

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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Speaking to Associated Press, Mark Armstrong, Neil Armstrong's son said his father never mentioned what he wanted to do with those items he kept.

A quarter-century after the moon landing, astronaut Buzz Aldrin could easily recall the words that came to mind for him when he first saw the lunar surface up close.

The two have collaborated with a firm to document the artifacts' authenticity and provenance.

Other items that the astronaut took with him to the moon include a U.S. flag, the largest size typically flown during Apollo missions, a United Nations flag, various state flags, and some Robbins Medallions.

Also on sale are the sterling silver Apollo 11 medallions - and a rare gold one - struck by the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and paid for by the astronauts themselves. They include a silk flag commemorating the 1969 centennial of Purdue University, Armstrong's alma mater, which was taken on the mission.

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