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Jurvetson
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posted 12-01-2012 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurvetson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very interesting, thanks! And it sounds like they were all from the CSM, not the LM.

Jurvetson
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posted 12-02-2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurvetson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I asked some other collectors, and so far, nobody can recall Eagle hardware besides this data clip. So I'm getting more curious...

For example, Bill wrote me:

I can't recall seeing any other Eagle flown hardware up for auction. Paper products only. Aldrin did sell a flown slide rule at Heritage in 2007 but it looks like it was only flown in the CM. Even so, this sold for 77K.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 12-02-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not too much of hardly anything, that I can recall, from LM-5/Eagle, however, there are a few artifacts in private collections that came from LM-6/Intrepid. Has anyone thought of putting together a list of those retrieved or brought-back parts/equipment/etc. of Apollo lunar module "on the moon" missions?

space1
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posted 12-02-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe I recall the Apollo 11 LM water gun being auctioned some years ago, from Aldrin's collection. I wonder how many other LM items he might have stashed away.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-02-2012 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suggest continuing and expanding upon this discussion in the thread: Apollo 11 artifacts in private collections

spaced out
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posted 12-02-2012 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 11 LM-flown items are pretty rare since Armstrong likely gave all his items to the Smithsonian.

The LM-flown pieces of equipment I can come up with are:

  • Aldrin's LM-flown PPK sold at Superior in Feb 1995
  • Aldrin's likely LM-flown sunglasses sold at Superior in 1995
  • Aldrin's LM flown scissors sold at Heritage in Fall 2007
  • Aldrin's LM flown spoon Superior 1994/98
  • Aldrin's possibly LM-flown toothbrush Swann 2004

UPDATE: Note that I'm excluding flown documents, and also items carried as souvenirs here.

Jurvetson
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posted 12-26-2012 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurvetson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will continue the thread on that Apollo 11 page. Thanks. But from here (and there), I have not yet heard of any other item of Apollo 11's Eagle that has been brought back. I have a particular fascination with Lunar Module hardware, especially if flown to the moon. Documents, personal tools and food, PPK items and souvenirs are not part of the spacecraft... So I still wonder, what else from Eagle's ascent stage still exists today?


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