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ALDRIN’S SPACE FLIGHT JACKET AUCTIONED

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NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin’s jacket worn on his historic first
mission
to the moon’s surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to
a bidder for nearly $2.8 million.

The $2,772,500 paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is
the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold at auction, according to Sotheby’s, which handled the sale. The unidentified
winning bidder, who participated by phone, outlasted several
others in a bidding that spanned almost 10 minutes.

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Buzz Aldrin ( Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.) turned 92 in January.

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NASA IS DEVELOPING A NEW LUNAR ROVER

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Tests of a VIPER prototype (Image: NASA)

A new lunar rover is under development by Lockheed Martin
and Goodyear as NASA gears up for a return to the moon.

Unlike the rover first used during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971,
built to last only a few days and for short trips, the new lunar
vehicle is being built for extended use. And this time, it’s not
just for NASA.

Aside from Goodyear, based in Akron, Ohio, and Lockheed
Martin, MDA of Canada will provide its commercial robotic
arm technology for the vehicles.

The companies anticipate having their first vehicle on the
moon’s surface at the same time as NASA’s mission, planned
for 2025.

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FILE - Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene A. Cernan makes a short checkout of the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the early part of the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This view of the lunar rover prior to loadup was taken by Harrison H. Schmitt, Lunar Module pilot. (NASA)
Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene A. Cernan makes a
short checkout of the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the early
part of the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity.

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FIRST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE IN 1965

Outside the Gemini IV spacecraft, astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space.

 

On June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in
space when he ventured outside the Gemini capsule into the
vacuum of the cosmos. He was among NASA’s Astronaut Group
2, an elite group of nine astronauts selected for the Gemini
program.  (Space)

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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FIRST TO PERFORM SPACE WALK IN 1984

Astronaut Bruce McCandless on First-ever Untethered Spacewalk | NASA

While in orbit 170 miles above Earth, Navy Captain Bruce McCandless
II became the first human being to perform an untethered spacewalk, when he exits the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and maneuvers
freely, using a bulky white jet pack of his own design.

McCandless orbited Earth in tangent with the shuttle at speeds
greater than 17,500 miles per hour—the speed at which satellites normally orbit Earth—and flew up to 320 feet away from the
Challenger. After an hour and a half of testing and flying the jet-
powered backpack and admiring Earth, McCandless safely
reentered the shuttle.

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Bruce McCandless II - Wikipedia

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Bruce McCandless II (Byron Willis McCandless)
(June 8, 1937 – December 21, 2017)



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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Ty Cobb - Wikipedia
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886– July 17, 1961)

(Nicknamed The Georgia Peach)

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Ty Cobb (1886-1961) Photograph by Granger

The death of baseball great Ty Cobb... - RareNewspapers.com

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