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Buzz Aldrin’s ‘moon jacket’ sold for $ 2.7 million

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(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 27 – The flight suit jacket worn by Buzz Aldrin during the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon, on July 11, 1969, was sold at an auction in New York for 2.7 million dollars. This was announced by Sotheby’s.

The white jacket, which bears the American flag, the logos of NASA and the Apollo 11 mission and the name ‘E. Aldrin ‘, was part of a personal collection of objects that the 92-year-old astronaut decided to put up for sale. “This exceptionally rare garment was contested by several bidders for nearly ten minutes before being sold to a buyer over the phone,” reads a Sotheby’s note.

“After careful reflection, it seemed to me the right time to share these objects with the world, which for many are symbols of a historical moment, but which for me have always remained personal memories of a life dedicated to science and exploration. “Buzz Aldrin, the last survivor of the Apollo 11 astronaut trio (which included Neil Armstrong; Michael Collins) said, announcing the sale. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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