Neil Armstrong Flag Required To Moon To Be Auctioned

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"We leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind", said the late Neil Armstrong, who on July 21 - hours after the landing - became the first human to set foot on the moon.

"Tranquility Base here, The Eagle has landed" were the first-ever words heard from the moon, four days after the Apollo 11 spacecraft left the earth, touching down on July 20, 1969.

Also on sale will be exhibited the flags of the United States, the United Nations and us States.

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions.

The auctions will be held on November 1-2 this year, as well as in May and November of 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Do you know your lunar trivia?

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"We felt like the number of people that could help us identify them and give us the historical context was diminishing and that the problem of understanding that context would only get worse over time", said Mark Armstrong, who noted that his father never gave them any indication on what he wanted to be done with the large number of collectibles in his possession.

"With that being said, I think he would be pleased to be remembered as being part of a programme that demonstrated wonderful things can be achieved when people come together to dedicate themselves towards a common goal".

"He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving", he pointed out.

Neil Armstrong dies in 2012 in his native OH. after his death, his sons faced the responsibility of conserving, preserving and securing irreplaceable items and honoring their father's legacy.

Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions, said it handles numerous categories of collectibles that appeal to various collectors, but items connected with space seem to have a universal appeal. "You show somebody something from the space program, and they are fascinated by it".

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