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Giant bids from mankind

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US astronaut Armstrong and pilot, Buzz Aldrin, landed Eagle on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Memorabilia that belonged to Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, fetched more than $7.4million (about R103m) on auction by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

The highest-priced item was Armstrong’s spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle.

US astronaut Armstrong and pilot, Buzz Aldrin, landed Eagle on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Armstrong then became the first person to step onto the lunar surface. Aldrin joined him there about 20 minutes later.

Armstrong died on August 25, 2012. 

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