Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 jacket could fetch $2M at auction
Aldrin said the collection is a summation of his career' as an astronaut
Later this month, Sotheby's will hold an auction of the legendary NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin's personal belongings
including the jacket he wore as the Lunar Module pilot on the Apollo 11 trip to the moon and back.
The "Inflight Coverall Jacket," serial number 1039, is worth between $1 million and $2 million, according to estimates.
The only worn item from the Apollo 11 mission that is still in private hands is this one.
The Smithsonian Institution is home to the Mission Commander Neil Armstrong's and the Command Module Pilot Michael Collins' respective Inflight
Coverall Jackets as well as the A7L pressure suits used by the entire three-person crew.
According to a release from Sotheby's, the jacket's functional features, such as reinforced perforations in the upper chest, are readily visible.
Additionally, Edwin Aldrin's name "E. Aldrin" is prominently displayed above the Apollo 11 mission symbol, which also features an American flag on the left shoulder.
On the right lapel, there is the NASA "meatball" logo.
"Spacesuits and other in-flight gear were made of highly flammable materials, such as nylon, until the terrible Apollo 1 fire in 1967.
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