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Auction of space artifacts on Moon landing anniversary

Auction of space artifacts on Moon landing anniversary

Moon landing 47 years ago became a history, and to celebrate this giant leap for mankind every space enthusiast can literally own a piece of that history. Today’s Bonhams auction offers to buy some space artifacts on Moon landing, the auction starts at 1 p.m. EDT, says the press release.

On Wednesday, July 20, space fans can become the owners of a piece of Moon history, if they can afford it. Bonhams International Auctioneers announces an auction to be held in New York today. Among the offered lots are rare space artifacts, from the missions of Apollo 11 and Soyuz.

Press release of Bonhams noted:

“An Apollo 11 navigational chart flown to the lunar surface is a highlight of the sale. Originally from the personal collection of Buzz Aldrin, the chart maps the first manned lunar descent taken by Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on board the Lunar Module Eagle.”

The auction starts at 13:00 p.m. EDT, the public will have enough time to see the artifacts related to the Moon history between 10 a.m. and noon. Among the unique lots are many items, whose history is related to space and Moon missions, USA and USSR. The enthusiasts can buy the not only the spacecraft models but robots that have worked on the moon’s surface, equipment from Russin Soyuz and their spy satellite.

Artifacts from the Moon: Bonhams auction

Another great lot which goes under the hammer on Bonhams is a Don Pettit’s space suit, this model is still worn by every astronaut on the Soyuz spacecraft. The suit’s idea was developed in 1973, and still is in use, great job!

Forty-seven years ago this week, NASA sent its Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. The humans on the moon for the first time – and although we don’t currently have the hardware to do that again, the anniversary offers opportunities to own a piece of past achievements in space.

NASA's ticket to the Moon for Buzz Auldrin; July 1, 1969

NASA’s ticket to the Moon for Buzz Auldrin