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    Astronaut Edgar Mitchell says he carried this microfilm copy of the Bible when he landed on the moon in February 1971 on Apollo 14. As of 2000, Mitchell said only 12 of the 100 copies he packed onboard were still intact. It is being auctioned in September 2011 for a minimum bid of $5,000.
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  • Apollo Astronauts Souvenirs

    Neil Armstrong wore this glove during training for the Apollo 11 moon landing mission. A label inside says "Size: N. Armstrong." Minimum bid at auction in September 2011: $1,000.
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  • Apollo Astronauts Souvenirs

    "That's one small step for a man...." Neil Armstrong received many suggestions for what to say when he first stepped out on the moon on Apollo 11, and he answered a woman in Hawaii with this letter: "I certainly hope you will be pleased with whatever message we do have." Minimum bid at auction: $1,000.
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    The Apollo astronauts were issued Omega Speedmaster watches, but David Scott, the commander for the Apollo 15 lunar landing, said he brought this Bulova stopwatch because he could see it more clearly. Why the piece of tape pointing to 23.5 seconds? So that he could time the rocket burn that would begin the descent to the lunar surface.
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    This was the computer display built into the control panel of Apollo spacecraft. This one, being offered for auction, was from a simulator the Apollo astronauts used for training. It was called a DSKY, for DiSplay and KeYboard. It weighed 17 lbs. and had had 69,120 bytes of read-only memory.
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  • Apollo Astronauts Souvenirs

    In January 1959, Alan Shepard, then a Navy test pilot, wrote to his parents that he was driving to Washington to be briefed about a plan to put a man in space in 1961. "Dear Mother and Daddy," he wrote. "I intend to do it very carefully of course -- and will most certainly volunteer for it." On May 5, 1961, he became the first American to fly in space.
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  • Apollo Astronauts Souvenirs

    A Russian Soyuz Sokol KV-2 spacesuit, being offered at auction by a collector with an opening bid of $1,000. Labels on the gloves indicate that Cosmonaut Anatoly Artsebarsky wore it on a flight to the Mir space station in 1991.
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    A page from the Apollo 11 flight plan, signed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. It included instructions for stowing equipment after Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had returned to lunar orbit from the moon's surface.
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