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Looking to own a piece of space history? Have a spare $50,000 to spend? You may be in luck, as a US auction house is placing a series of artifacts from the US and Soviet space programs on the block. Auction house Bonhams is set to offer a collection of items ranging from the early first manned spaceflights to the last Apollo …

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  1. Martin Budden Bronze badge

    I might bid on the Apollo 11 cheese knife.

    "No crackers, Gromit! We've forgotten the crackers!"

    1. Blofeld's Cat
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      Re: I might bid on the Apollo 11 cheese knife.

      I rather fancy the "... pair of prototype trousers for early space shuttle crews ..."

      "Techno-trousers, Gromit, ex-NASA, ideal for walkies"

  2. Winkypop Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Sad face

    These items are about as far out of my reach as the moon itself.

    Want, but can't afford!

    1. Ugotta B. Kiddingme Silver badge

      Re: Sad face

      go through the site listing. Some of the items are more reasonably priced. I saw a few that caught my eye for as "little" as $400. I say "little" but that definition varies greatly, so...

  3. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    Too expensive for me, alas. I will just retain the fond memories of being allowed to stay up late as a seven-year old to see men step out onto the moon on a little black and white TV. Greatest event in my life until then.

    Every single boy at school wanted to become an astronaut that day.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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      " I will just retain the fond memories of being allowed to stay up late as a seven-year old to see men step out onto the moon on a little black and white TV. Greatest event in my life until then."

      <AOL>Me too!</AOL>

      (Even down to the age, give a or take a few months)

  4. Sweep

    Trousers

    Are they brown, by any chance?

  5. Lord Raa

    I wonder...

    Are NASA planning to use the proceeds to fill funding shortfalls?

    Fair play to them if they are, though I am of the opinion that they and other science-based organisations shouldn't have to sell off memorabilia to pay the bills.

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