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Monday
May062013

Apollo 11 Memorabilia Auction Set

RR Auction(AMHERST, N.H.) -- A New Hampshire auction house will be auctioning off space and aviation artifacts, including some from Apollo 11, this month.

RR Auction, based in Amherst, says the sale includes an electrocardiogram of Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat, taken when he first stepped on the moon.

“When Armstrong had confirmed touchdown…we can imagine what he was feeling as his heart must have been pumping at the time,” Vice President of RR Bobby Livingston said.  “This was a life or death mission and understanding what Armstrong was going through at the time during the landing and the even more stressful moon-walk is an amazing look into what the human body is able to endure.”

A ‘joystick’ shared by moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Pilot Michael Collins during the first lunar landing mission, a moon map, equipment, countless autographs and photos are other items set to be sold.

The auction features over 850 premiere lots, and many of the collections originated from the aviators and astronauts themselves.

The sale is scheduled to take place May 16-23.

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