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Secret Stash of Moon Artifacts Found Hidden in Neil Armstrong's Closet

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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Penny's dropped !
1. I stole the food to feed my kids ?
Your a thief !
2. I took it but didn't need it ?
Your ok well done chap !

That is the world !
Stinks !




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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Dp !
And that doesn't mean doom porn

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Aqualung2012

Mostly brackets and covers that were trash anyway. And NASA was aware of it being brought back. If they didn't want him to have it they would have grabbed it.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: Aqualung2012
a reply to: alienjuggalo

And Mr. Juggalo, you should think twice before coming onto people's threads saying their posts are stupid and calling them idiots. Kinda has the reverse effect when you have nothing useful to say, just some hateful retorts. Typical...

well don't say stupid s@@@@@@



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: Aqualung2012
a reply to: alienjuggalo

And Mr. Juggalo, you should think twice before coming onto people's threads saying their posts are stupid and calling them idiots. Kinda has the reverse effect when you have nothing useful to say, just some hateful retorts. Typical...

so u think callin g all American hero's thieves is useful and not hateful. Typical. Lol



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Fair enough... After further reading I'll admit that it wasn't a "theft," as mentioned earlier. (I *did* say that it only "seems to be the case," which it does, generally speaking.)

I do take back calling the man a thief... but the following still stands out as strange to me:

From CollectSpace.com


For whatever reason, Armstrong seemingly kept the bag a secret for more than four decades. Even when questioned about mementos by his authorized biographer, Armstrong made no mention of the historic artifacts that were tucked away in his closet.

Armstrong mentioned the purse to command module pilot Michael Collins as it was being transferred from one craft to the other.

"That [is] just a bunch of trash that we want to take back — LM parts, odds and ends," Armstrong said.

Later, Collins called Mission Control to note where the bag was being placed for the trip home and about how much it weighed.

It is not known how the purse came to be in Armstrong's possession after the mission, but it wasn't unusual for the astronauts to retain small spent parts of their capsules as souvenirs. In September 2012, one month after Armstrong died, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that confirmed the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts had legal title their mementos.


So yes, although it *seemed* like a theft initially, a closer look suggests that is not the case after all.

Could have done without the minimalistic arrogant posts from some of you, but oh well, you're allowed. By the way, there are dozens of "American heroes" who proved to be complete frauds, so there is no arguing that.

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: Aqualung2012.......
Here is a list of the items in the "McDivitt Purse:"

Power Cable for Data Acquisition Camera
Utility lights
Utility clamps
Crewman Optical Alignment Sight (COAS)
Filter (Snap-on for COAS)
Light Bulb Assembly (Spare for COAS)
Waist Tether (Extra-Vehicular Activity tether)
Helmet Tie Down Strap (x2)
Data Acquisition Camera (DAC -16mm movie)
Right-Angle Bracket Adapter (for DAC)
10-mm lens (for DAC)
Lens Shade (Teflon; for 10mm lens on DAC)
Eyeguard Assembly (for AOT)
Mirror (it's actually polished metal)
Tool B - Emergency Wrench
Waste Management Cover
Netting

That's enough to put the guys from Pawn Stars into cardiac arrest for sure!

Lol. Lol. Lol. I hope not, I love those guys, even after they cheat someone to feed Austin.
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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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Ya'll calling him a thief and what not is making me sad. Dude was a world hero, not just national. You jerks are trying to tell me you wouldn't want some keep sakes from the friggen moon landing flight? Give me a break you pretentious disrespectful liars. You would have taken that stuff faster then you can say eagle has landed.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: sputniksteve
Ya'll calling him a thief and what not is making me sad. Dude was a world hero, not just national. You jerks are trying to tell me you wouldn't want some keep sakes from the friggen moon landing flight? Give me a break you pretentious disrespectful liars. You would have taken that stuff faster then you can say eagle has landed.
lol and most of the idiots s aying it probably think the moon landing never happened.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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i would not have been mad or thought any less of him if he had stuffed his shorts full of moon pebbles while he was there. He and the others earned the right.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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He is a thief and a hero !
Jail him then hail him



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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No doubt they will end up and e-Bay.
If Bieber can do it.................



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Aqualung2012

The title is so speculative that makes you not want to read anymore anything related to Armstrong or the Moon for that matter. How can they say moon artifacts when there is nothing from the Moon in the so called stash? Of course there is plenty of equipment utilized by Armstrong but NO MOON ARTIFACTS !!!



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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I don't personally care about the odd bits and bobs in that bag, but at least the 16mm camera should have been taken by NASA for analysis, like (most of) the Hasselblad cameras were. It's a valuable piece of equipment that has definite historical value.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 03:54 AM
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a reply to: Aqualung2012

I think he saw this as useless junk to NASA that might one day be valuable to someone such as his wife or family in the event of his death.

I think if he knew she had gone opened her mouth he would be doing the facepalm dance.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: Denoli

originally posted by: Saint Exupery
I'd call it salvage, rather than theft. If he hadn't taken them, they would have been left in the LM when it was abandoned in orbit (it is believed to have crashed into the Moon after its orbit decayed, but no one knows where or when).


Ooh so when you salvage you hide it in your closet ?
Strange way IMHO

When the salvage is property of NASA? Yes, I do. I can personally vouch for doing exactly this...



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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I see no issue, no need to call him a thief, no different when an actor keeps movie props. How do you steal something that is soon to be considered junk? Big deal obviously NASA wasn't flipping out about where this stuff went. You mean to tell me if you were involved in a historic event you wouldn't try to keep a few mementos? Oh wait, some of you are flawless with golden hearts and have the answers for everything.... Thief, ha! Smh



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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Those guys were so impressive in so many ways...
There was a high probability that they may never return to earth on that mission.
To even begin to judge Armstrong, for a bag full of stuff he easily could have sold after the mission and obviously didnt is just so weak.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: Aqualung2012
He took items that did not belong to him and hid them. Yes, he hid them, even from his own wife. That is stealing. Period. You can church it up however you like, but it's very simple. Yeah, it might not be so sensitive to label the man a "thief," but those items were stolen, there's no arguing that.

It's not a huge deal, that the man smuggled away a few "souvenirs," (although these are NASA's property, not just a couple trinkets.) That wasn't the main point to the thread. It's cool that these items have been discovered, here they are, and Mr. Armstrong is every bit the hero he ever was... however maybe a bit more sneaky than we had assumed.


Maybe you missed where the bag was reported to Mission Control. They even posted the source for you.

ETA: Guess everyone already pointed that out!
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kix

posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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YOU KNOW WHAT KILLS ME..?????

That those artifacts are useless and have a value of ZERO because according to ATS lore they never went to the moon. so basically he put studio props in his closet for 45 years !!! LOL

Now back on topic, it would be great to see those items on display.



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