Armstrong, who passed away in his native OH in 2012 aged 82 years, made history as the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. When the Eagle lunar module landed on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969, with Armstrong and mission pilot Buzz Aldrin on board, some precious keepsakes from home that the astronaut brought along for the ride also made it to the Sea of Tranquility on the lunar east side.
The first men walked on the moon 49 years ago today. These medals were commissioned by the Apollo crew themselves and were flown to space during all the Apollo missions, including Apollo 11. Armstrong's collection also includes a rare gold medallion.
The collection of the astronaut who died in 2012 includes items such as pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Brothers flight that Armstrong took with him to the moon. Among other things at the auction you can buy the boy scout hat Armstrong and the flag of Purdue University, where he studied.
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.
Armstrong, who lives in suburban Cincinnati, said his father did keep all of his "flown" items together. "There will be products that make you believe, products that make you laugh and products that make you scratch your head", the astronaut's kid Mark Armstrong stated.
"He was never about himself, so I would expect that he didn't give much thought about how he would be remembered", Rick added.
"I think he would be pleased to be remembered as being part of a program that demonstrated incredible things can be achieved when people come together to dedicate themselves towards a common goal", his son Rick Armstrong said.