Pages astronauts followed to land on moon sell for $175,000

Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and the second man to walk on the moon, signed all three pages, which sold for $175,000. Heritage Auctions image

Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and the second man to walk on the moon, signed all three pages, which sold for $175,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS (AP) – Three pages with the step-by-step computer procedures that U.S. astronauts followed to land the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon’s surface in 1969 have sold at auction for $175,000.

Heritage Auctions says the pages sold Friday in Dallas to an American collector who wished to remain anonymous.

Heritage says the pages were originally from the personal collection of Buzz Aldrin, the pilot of the lunar module.

Michael Riley of Heritage calls the pages “incredible artifacts from humankind’s first landing on the moon.” Riley added that they “guided our first real steps away from the earth.”

The pages come from the manual and checklist for the operation.

Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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