The auction will offer these 15 plaster casts of astronaut hands, including the hands of moonwalkers Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, used for creating their custom space suit gloves.
See Vintage Space Gear for Sale on Apollo 11 Anniversary
Gold astronaut hands and a full-size Sputnik model are just some of the curios being auctioned off on July 20.
Houston, we have a sale.
On July 20, the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the New York auction house Bonhams is selling almost 300 celestial items in its eighth annual Space History Sale. The event will feature pieces from the beginning of the space race through the end of the Cold War era.
The artifacts come from both American and Soviet endeavors, including items used on the multiple Apollo and Soyuz missions.
“What makes any piece of space history valuable is that it’s a tangible piece of what has been one of humanity’s best efforts,” says Robert Pearlman, founder and editor of the online community collectSPACE. “These artifacts are the remnants and testimonies of one of the