Buzz’s Moon land­ing manual set to fetch £7m

Daily Mail - - Life -

AN in­struc­tion manual used by Neil Arm­strong and Buzz Aldrin dur­ing the first Moon land­ing in 1969 is ex­pected to raise nearly £7mil­lion when it goes on sale in time for the 50th an­niver­sary. The lu­nar mod­ule Ea­gle’s ‘time­line book’, pic­tured, de­tails ev­ery step needed to un­dock, land, take off then re­con­nect with the Apollo 11 command mod­ule. It will be sold by auc­tion­eers Christie’s in New York on be­half of a col­lec­tor who bought it from Aldrin, 89.

‘Ev­ery­body wants some­thing that has flown to space or to the Moon,’ said spokesman Christina Geiger.

Along with tech­ni­cal data, the 44-page ring-binder con­tains draw­ings and al­most 150 tick marks and notes writ­ten by Arm­strong and Aldrin.

The book is the star item in a 150-lot auc­tion mark­ing 50 years since the Moon land­ing on July 20, 1969. It will be held two days be­fore the an­niver­sary.

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