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Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon — Apollo astronaut

Apollo astronaut: Colonization is ‘certainly feasible’ on the moon Flag And Medallions Neil Armstrong Brought To The Moon During Apollo 11 Mission To Be Auctioned
Kristine Garrett | 23 July, 2018, 09:08

Armstrong, whose proclamation that he had taken "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" became one of the of the most iconic phrases of the 20th century, died in OH in 2012, aged 82.

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions.

The personal collection of USA astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon exactly 49 years ago, is to be auctioned by his family.

Neil Armstrong died in OH in 2012 at the age of 82 and his family has turned to Heritage Auction of Dallas to sell items from the astronaut's estate.

Among the collection's most remarkable items are some sterling silver Robbins Medallions from the Apollo 11, including a rare gold one.

The journey that Aldrin and the Apollo 11 astronauts made inspired people all around the world, including many Canadians, young and old alike.

Especially valuable lot will be a gold coin from the collection of astronaut.

Armstrong's private collection of artifacts and memorabilia came to be set up for auction after the items were taken over by the astronaut's sons, Mark and Rick, upon their father's passing in 2012.

"I think he would be pleased to be remembered as being part of a program that demonstrated unbelievable things can be achieved when people come together to dedicate themselves towards a common goal", his son Rick Armstrong said.

"I don't think he spent much time thinking about it", Armstrong said.

"He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving", he pointed out.

Neil Armstrong dies in 2012 in his native OH. after his death, his sons faced the responsibility of conserving, preserving and securing irreplaceable items and honoring their father's legacy.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will handle the auctions. "You show somebody something from the space program, and they are fascinated by it". You can offer your bid online, by phone or in person.

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