Published On: Thu, Feb 12th, 2015

Armstrongs's Treasures From First Moon Landing in Closet - UniqueTimes

Armstrongs’s Treasures From First Moon Landing in Closet – Unique Times

A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said. Armstrong died in August 2012 and his wife, Carol, found the items from the 1969 lunar landing asshe was cleaning out one of his home closets in Cincinnati, Allan Needell, a space history curator atthe National Air and Space Museum, wrote in a recent blog. Among the objects are a camera thatwas mounted in the window of the Eagle lunar module to record the landing and two waist tethers. Armstrong used one of the tethers to support his feet during his rest period on the moon, Needellsaid.The items were stashed in a white stowage bag informally known as a McDivitt Purse used aboardEagle to store items.

Denisha Sahadevan

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