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