Neil Armstrong's handbook to fetch over $9 million at New York action on July 18
New Delhi: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:40, by: Deepak Kumar

Over 200 artefacts from the NASA 1960 and 1970 missions to go for auction on July 18, which is expected to fetch over $9 million. According to the media reports auction to be held on July 18 in New York where as many as 200 items to be auctioned including a camera lens and dust brush used on the moon during this mission.

During the famous mission; Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book was used by the astronauts to navigate on the surface of moon on July 20, 1969. The famous astronaut Armstrong quote was “One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

As per the reports over 200 artefacts including the Apollo and Gemini programmes will also go for auction on July 18 in New York.

This auction is titled 'One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years After Apollo 11' is highlighting the record written by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

The Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans to land on moon on July 20, 1969.

The spacecraft Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to successfully landed on moon surfaces on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC carrying two astronauts.  Armstrong was the first human to land on the surface of moon on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC. After 19 of Armstrong land on the moon Aldrin joined him. They spent around quarter hours together on the surface of moon and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material which was he brought on the Earth.

This was a great achievement for the human beings to land on the moon land.

This auction is going to be historical auction which will fetch over $9 million. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book was used by these astronauts for navigating the lunar module Eagle onto the surface of the moon.

"The book includes traces of moon dust and almost 150 handwritten annotations including Lunar Module Eagle's coordinates on the lunar surface within moments of landing, marking the first writing by a human being on an extraterrestrial body," Christie's said in a statement on Thursday.

This auction is going to be a global auction at Christie's New York on 18 July 2019.

"Bidders can take home a piece of space exploration history, whether it is an object that has been to the Moon and back or the charts used to navigate there” said Christina Geiger who is Head of Books and Manuscripts at Christie's.


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