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It’s been over 45 years since he landed on the moon and Mrs. Armstrong is still finding out secrets about her late husband, Neil Armstrong.

While Carol Armstrong was spring-cleaning her suburban Cincinnati home, she discovered a white cloth bag and opened it to reveal approximately twenty items from the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The bag was later identified as a McDivitt Purse containing parts from the Eagle, Apollo 11’s Lunar Module. The items ranged from tools, tethers and lights to a 16mm movie camera with footage of the Eagle’s final descent, Armstrong’s “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969 and even Armstrong with Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin as they planted the American flag.

Mrs. Armstrong contacted the National Air and Space Museum about what she found and the museum researched and documented the equipment. The camera is being presented in a temporary exhibit, with eventual plans to display all the priceless, historical items.¬†While the average person might think this is pretty cool, the NASA nerds are frothing like wild mutts, with the museum’s representative, Allan Needell describing the find as “hard to imagine anything more exciting”.

Shalane Kerr

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