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