The metal plate shows the landing module for Apollo on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
When delivered to Earth, this tile was attached to a wooden table and served Arthurston, the first man on the surface of the Moon.
The other two astronauts involved in this flight – Edwin Aldrin, nickname Buzz and Michael Collins – also received the following tables.
The sons of Artemstrong, Rick and Mark, decided to sell a portion of their father who died in 2012, he collected a large collection of over 2,000 items.
Collections of items were sold in Dallas from Thursday to Saturday at the auction. They were also available online.
Two other sales are scheduled for next May and November. Like the first, they will be organized by the same auction house – auction of the heritage.
The memorial was sold much more than was foreseen, as is the main item of this auction – the American flag, taken to the Moon, but not so drawn on its surface.
This 45 cm long and 29 cm high flag, more than many others, has been sold into space, sold for 275 thousand. The dollar (240.9 thousand euros), including taxes and commissions.
Its price more than tripled exceeded the projected heritage – 75 thousand. dollars (65.7 thousand euros).
Among the items in the Arthurstone collection were two sets of wrecks for the Brothers Vright plane. The take-off of this aircraft in December 1903 was considered the first modern air flight.
The aerodynamic environment of N.Armstrang took over the mission of Apollo 11, so their historical value is double. Each set was sold for 275 thousand. dollars – nine times more expensive than predicted.
A total of 5.2 million items were received for the first item sold in the Arthurst Collection. (4.55 million euros), according to a report on auction auctions.