Neil Armstrong’s Bag Of Artifacts From Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Discovered In His Closet

February 10, 2015 8:29 AM

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Neil Armstrong’s Bag Of Artifacts From Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Discovered In His Closet

More than 40 years after the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, a cloth bag filled with small items brought back by Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on Earth’s natural satellite, has come to light. The bag, which was handed over to Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. by Armstrong’s widow, is said to have flown in the Lunar Module “Eagle” during the historic mission.

According Allan Needell, a curator at the museum, the bag was later recognized by experts as a McDivitt Purse, a special container -- officially called a Temporary Stowage Bag -- that was put in the Lunar Module during launch. Needell said that the objects inside the bag were examined by researchers...

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