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Retired Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s Space Relics Auctioned For Over $8M

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin (R) talks with U.S. President Donald Trump as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in the Oval Office at the White House July 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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  • Aldrin wore the jacket on the 1969 trip to the moon
  • It was the highest-selling item in the collection space-travel collection
  • “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,” Aldrin said.

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