Neil Armstrong & Apollo 11 artifacts

Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon – passed away on August 25, 2012, but his wife found among his things a curious small white bag filled with what looked like space craft parts.  After conferring with the curator of the Smithsonian’s Apollo 11 collection, it was discovered that it was indeed a temporary stowage bag from Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission containing lunar surface equipment.

Follow the link for a clickable image of all the items found.  They are currently on loan to the National Air and Space museum.

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 stowage bag

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