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A jacket Edwin Aldrin wore to the moon sold for high price
By: Skyler Tan
A jacket, which astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin wore to the moon on the historical Apollo 11 mission, has been sold for 2.7 million dollars!
The white jacket has an American flag, NASA’s initials, and a patch with the name “E. Aldrin” printed on it.
Aldrin, 92, is the last surviving member of flight crew behind the historical landing in 1969. Neil Armstrong, one of his crewmates, was the first to step on the moon surface, followed by Aldrin. Michael Collins, another crewmate remained in Columbia, the command module.
Aldrin said that he wore his in-flight coverall jacket in the command module Columbia both to the moon and back.
He also explained last week, “ After deep consideration, the time felt right to share these items with the world, which for many are symbols of a historical moment, but for me have always remained personal mementos* of a life dedicated to science and exploration.”