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