Neil Armstrong souvenirs brings $7.5 million at auction

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Associated Press Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David R. Scott show up March 16, 1966, at Complex 19 for a simulated test in preparation for flight.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018|10:06 a.m.

DALLAS– Souvenirs that belonged to the very first guy to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has actually brought more than $7.4 million at auction.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that cost the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday’s auctionwas Armstrong’s spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11’s lunar module Eagle. Likewise offered were a piece from the propeller and a section of the wing from the Wright bros’ Flyer, the very first heavier-than-air self-powered aircraft, which each sold for $275,000.

The flight fit Armstrong used aboard Gemini 8, the 1966 mission that performed the very first docking of two spacecraft in flight, brought the astronaut’s household $109,375.

On the other hand, in a different auction, a gold-colored Navy aviator’s helmet when owned by John Glenn, the very first American to orbit the earth, cost $46,250.

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