Former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses proposed plans by the space program to return to the moon by the mid 2020s and build a small space station.
Neil Armstrong died in OH in 2012 at the age of 82 and his family has turned to Heritage Auction of Dallas to sell items from the astronaut's estate.
Other items that the astronaut took with him to the moon include a U.S. flag, the largest size typically flown during Apollo missions, a United Nations flag, various state flags, and some Robbins Medallions. They include a silk flag commemorating the 1969 centennial of Purdue University, Armstrong's alma mater, which was taken on the mission.
"There will be flown items, autographed items and items of historical significance", his son Mark said.More news: Processed Meats, Mania Disorder Risk Linked in New Research
Neil Armstrong's collection includes a variety of artifacts from his 1969 lunar landing, as well as private mementos.
"Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said in a statement.
Dubbed the Armstrong Family Collection, the collection contains more than 2,000 items and will be under the hammer in a series of three auctions.
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - the latter two still with us - thus earned a honored place in the annals of world history.
"I would hope that seeing these items and remembering them", he said, "will remind everyone of what can be accomplished when a nation commits itself and everyone is on board".