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Neil Armstrong Collection Soars to New Heights at Auction

Neil Armstrong Collection Soars to New Heights at Auction

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 $4.47 million 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 […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Lifetime space collection, $678,983, RR Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Lifetime space collection, $678,983, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The lifetime space collection of Leon Ford sold for a combined $678,983 in an auction held live (June 25, in Cambridge, Mass.) and online (June 18-24) by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Over 100 items were in the collection, including Charles Conrad’s Apollo […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A hand controller used by Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 mission to land on the Moon’s surface in 1971 sold for $610,063 in an online auction that began May 15 and ended May 29 […]

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers by Bill Thornbrook Forty-five years after the first Moon landing, astronaut items still fly high. Between December 1968 and December 1972, Americans voyaged to the Moon nine times. In all, twenty-four astronauts made the trip, three of them going twice. Two preliminary test missions closely approached the Moon without landing. Finally, on […]