Rare space exploration pieces, including items from NASA's Apollo missions, will be auctioned
Space writer Phill Parker sells his lifelong collection of nearly 200 properties.
Includes astronaut drinking tube ̵
Mr. Parker said the items are a record of the "first golden age of space exploration."
Autographs are also offered by Russian and US astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, as well as the Apollo 15 flight plan and parts of an Apollo computer.
Mr. Parker, who has written space articles for numerous magazines and journals, said, "I believe that it is time to make sure that my collection of historical space flight hardware and paper documents continues to be used for recording The First Golden Space Age Auction by auction to interested parties. "
He said that he interviewed most of the Apollo Mondastronauts, including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, and Charlie Duke.
Mr. Parker, from Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, added, "I hope to live long enough to see people return to the surface of the moon, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a manned landing to Mars. " 19659007] The Phill Parker collection of space memorabilia is being sold on September 3 at Hanson's Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire
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