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


Those famous words were spoken 49 years ago Friday by Neil Armstrong after he and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.

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

The auction will include an astonishing array of artefacts from the lunar landing which took place on July 20 1969.

Including over 2,000 products, the collection will go on sale in a series of 3 auctions with the very first in November 2018 and other 2 in May and November 2019, Efe news estimated Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

Petro said the original six sites visited between 1969 and 1972, during Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are not an option as they are considered to be of cultural importance and NASA hopes to preserve them.

The auctions are being handled by Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, which is confident the event will get an awesome turnout.

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

Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, said: "There will be flown items, autographed items and items of historical significance". These things have been an astronaut flying to the moon.

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

Other items that went to the moon with Armstrong include a USA flag, the largest size typically flown during Apollo missions; a United Nations flag; various state flags; and some Robbins Medallions.

A US flag, the largest size to make the space trip on the Apollo, is also on the auction list, together with a United Nations flag and various state flags.

Armstrong died in 2012 and his two sons, left with a large collection of mementos after his death, felt the need to conserve, restore, and research them.