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The first astronaut to step onto the lunar surface kept his man purse.

The widow of American astronaut Neil Armstrong discovered a stashed white bag in a closet months after his 2012 death. Inside she found a trove of priceless parts initially thought to have been ditched on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

Carol Armstrong had a feeling her husband’s treasure may have come from a spacecraft, according to the Smithsonian, whose Air and Space Museum will be displaying the lost parts.

Smithsonian experts quickly realized its contents, including metal clips, tethers, mirrors, netting and even an 80mm Hasselblad camera, were from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle.
The bag, also called a McDivitt purse, may have attracted traces of moon dust on it as the astronauts used it to hold items on the lunar surface.

It’s also believed Armstrong used the brown tether with a metal clip to hold his legs and rest up before leaving the Moon’s surface.

Despite the bag’s importance to space travel historians, it remained forgotten in the astronaut’s closet for 46 years. Not even Armstrong’s own biographer knew about it.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/neil-armstrong-widow-found-apollo-11-artifacts-closet-article-1.2107517

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Cool! :cool1:

I expect it's all a hoax, though! :hmmm:



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Arnold Layne wrote:Cool! :cool1:

I expect it's all a hoax, though! :hmmm:



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I love winding "Moon Landing fans" up by making jokes about it being a hoax. They get all angry :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have to say though Buzz Aldrin is a complete knob. He's also a 33rd degree mason, but I won't go into that now ;)

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:rofl:

Yes, Aldrin is a knob.



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