Space enthusiasts will soon have chance to purchase piece of space exploration history. Items from Neil Armstrong's personal collection of mementos are to be auctioned. Mr Armstrong was first person to walk on moon. A variety of artifacts from July 20, 1969 lunar landing will go under auctioneer's hammer. These include US flag, a UN flag, state flags and commemorative medallions that were given to NASA astronauts. auction house anticipates that the sale will be very popular. It said: "Space is one of very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in....You show somebody something from space program, and they are fascinated by it."
Neil Armstrong was born, lived and died in state of Ohio. He kept his many space souvenirs in his house there. His son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never talked to him about what he wanted to be done with huge amount of items he had kept. He said: "I don't think he spent much time thinking about it. He did save all items, so he obviously felt they were worth saving." Mark and his brother Rick decided it would be best to auction items to share their father's legacy. They had to restore many of items. They also said it was becoming increasingly difficult to correctly identify some things as number of living people connected to Apollo 11 mission was decreasing.