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Space [enthusiasts / enthusiasm] will soon have the chance to purchase a piece of space exploration history. Items from Neil Armstrong's personal [collection / collective] of mementos are to be auctioned. Mr Armstrong was the first person to walk [in / on] the moon. A variety of artifacts from the July 20, 1969 [lunar / lunacy] landing will go under the auctioneer's [anvil / hammer] . These include a US flag, a UN flag, [stated / state] flags and commemorative medallions that were [giving / given] to NASA astronauts. The auction house anticipates that the sale will be very popular. It said: "Space is one of the very, very [several / few] categories that every single person seems to be interested [on / in] ....You show somebody something from the space program, and they are fascinated [of / by] it."

Neil Armstrong was born, lived and died in the [state / astute] of Ohio. He kept his many space souvenirs [in / on] his house there. His son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never [talks / talked] to him about what he wanted to be done [within / with] the huge amount of items he had kept. He said: "I don't think he spent much time [thought / thinking] about it. He did save all the items, so he obviously felt they were [value / worth] saving." Mark and his brother Rick decided it would be best to auction the items to [share / sharing] their father's legacy. They had to [restore / restoration] many of the items. They also said it was becoming [increasing / increasingly] difficult to correctly identify some things as the number of living people connected to the Apollo 11 [mission / missive] was decreasing.

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