History of Space Exploration

We don’t mention too much of space here on our gadget blog, but this was quite cool and is well worth a mention.

This year is the 40th anniversary of man landing on the moon. On July 16th Bonhams New York will be celebrating this with a sale of some historical space goods. Nearly 400 lots will be up for grabs including bits of spacecraft that have been taken in to space and on to the moon’s surface.

Items included are check list pages that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin used when in Apollo 11 such as the landing procedures etc… 3 check lists will be auctioned off with them expecting to fetch up near $175000.

Another highlight is an official Apollo 11 crew insignia originally from astronaut Michael Collins’ collection, which might go for between $25,000 and $35,000. A sheet from the flown flight plan that shows the exact time of Armstrong and Aldrin’s historic steps will be also offered and is expected to sell for between $40,000 and $50,000. These artifacts from the historic mission are sure to interest collectors from all around the globe. Other artifacts of interest for collectors are from the Apollo missions 14, 15 and 16.

Check out more details over at BornRich.





  1. Chris - LG Blog UK says

    Extraordinary how antiquated these items look. Almost Jules Vernian.

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