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Neil Armstrong's artifacts from moonwalk found in widow's closet

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 08:35 AM
Neat! CNN

A bag of items used in the 1969 Lunar landing

Armstrong, who uttered those now famous words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," died in 2012 after complications associated with heart surgery.

In the wake of his death, Carol Armstrong donated many of the Apollo 11 artifacts to the museum's National Collection. She also shared some of her husband's correspondence and paper files to his alma mater, Purdue University in Indiana.

The white cloth bag
Not until recently did Carol Armstrong email the museum with the news she'd found, "a white cloth bag filled with assorted small items that looked like they may have come from a spacecraft."

With the email, she included a picture of the items, spread out on her carpet.

The Data Acquisition Camera used on Apollo 11

For a year, the team worked to document and understand the "function and significance of each of the items in the bag," confirming recently that a few definitely came from Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 mission.

Tether from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Inside the bag was the camera that recorded Armstrong's landing on the moon, as well as his famous remarks upon his landing. The 16mm data acquisition camera was mounted in the window of the lunar module Eagle and recorded historic images: Armstrong just before he stepped onto the moon. Armstrong planting the American flag with Buzz Aldrin.

Also a part of the haul was a waist tether used by Armstrong to help support his feet during a rest period on the moon. Astronauts used these tethers as security in case they were forced to do a spacewalk during orbit

Its great to see these remnants from the "Space Race Era" ...Now for us to get back on track and continue what these great men started!

edit on 2/17/2015 by DjembeJedi because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 08:49 AM
although you show pictures there was a thread already posted on this about a week ago.
Secret Stash of Moon Artifacts Found Hidden in Neil Armstrong's Closet

edit on 17-2-2015 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 09:52 AM
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
Well now I'm thinking the search engine on here is not keeping up to date..Thanks for the heads up MODS close thread if needed...


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