Space history: Apollo era astronaut 'onesie,' Neil Armstrong's EKG at auction
A new auction is set to begin of space- and aviation-related autographs, covers, photos, patches, hardware, correspondence, reports, and many types of flown personal mementos from the collections of astronauts themselves. Read more
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With over 850 items from the Golden Age of aviation and space flight, a new Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction from RR Auction is scheduled to take place from May16 to May 23, 2013.
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Moon Map: A flight-flown, 17-foot long Apollo-era lunar orbit map.
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A 'onesie' undergarment (called a Constant Wear Garment) manufactured in 1968 and issued to Buzz Aldrin for use during the Apollo 11 training and mission. The garment has multiple openings and attachments at midriff to integrate the bioinstrumentation harness which each crew member wore.
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A joystick from Apollo 11 that would have been shared by moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during mankindâs first lunar landing mission. These controls, one mounted alongside each couch, were connected in parallel so that they operated in a redundant fashion without switching.
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An EKG Taken as Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took man's first step on the moon. "During the critical landing, the only message from Houston was '30 seconds,' meaning the amount of fuel left, but they were also closely monitoring Armstrongâs vital signs as well,â says Bobby Livingston, VP at RR Auction.
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A portiion of a map "flow to the moon on Apollo XVII" depicts the Sea of Tranquility and bears the signature of Gene Cernan.
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A flight plan from Apollo 11, signed by Commander Buzz Aldrin, includes the handwritten note," Carried to the moon on Apollo XI."
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