Even the rare book world is abuzz with lunar madness this week. Earlier today, Christie’s offered the Apollo 11 Timeline Book, a three-ring-bound manual flown aboard the LM Eagle and annotated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they landed on the moon.
Boston — An extremely rare signed photograph of Neil Armstrong taking his ‘giant leap for mankind ’ sold for $52,247 according to Boston-based RR Auction.
Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module 'Eagle' touched down on the surface of the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong descended the spacecraft's ladder and spoke his immortal words: 'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' Buzz Aldrin soon followed behind him, and the two became the first earthly beings to set foot upon another celestial body.
A landmark anniversary calls for a landmark celebration. The Houghton Library at Harvard University delivers in grand fashion with Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Apollo 11 at Fifty, an exhibition that focuses on the first moon landing. The semi-chronological exhibit features sixty items: twenty-three from the library, and thirty-seven loaned by a collector of space memorabilia who wishes to remain anonymous.
Dallas, TX – Objects flown to the moon and kept for 50 years in the private collection of “First Man” Mission Commander Neil Armstrong sold for more than $4.57 million during Heritage Auctions' Space Exploration auction May 9-11.
The sale featured the second presentation of 620 lots of mementos and NASA-related items saved by the first man who walked on the moon, July 20, 1969.