Apollo 11 US flag shreds for auction sale, expected to be sold for $150,000

By on Jul 10, 2011 in Astronomy, Lifestyle, United States Comments

The shreds of the US flag by Apollo 11 during the first moon landing of man in 1969 are reportedly for auction sale, and expected to be sold from $100,000 to $150,000.

Apollo 11 US flag shreds
Image Credit: GoldbergAuctions.com

As announced at the Goldberg Coins and Collectibles‘ official website, the Apollo 11 US flag shreds are among the items included in the Space Memorabilia Auction.

According to its report, the special auction sale will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2011 on their new offices in Los Angeles, California, which features various Apollo 11 memorabilia and others.

The Apollo 11 US flag shreds was said to be auctioned by Thomas L. Moser, a mechanical engineer and was 30 years old when he was assigned to help design a flag that would fit the windless moon.

Apparently, the hardware of the historical flag had two sections of mast and the flag extender rod, a telescoping tube; and was manufactured by the Technical Services Division of NASA.

“There‚Äôs so much attention on the manned space program right now that the timing may be good,” Moser was quoted at the New York Times, apparently referring to the Space Shuttle Atlantis final flight.

As of this writing, the Apollo 11 US flag shreds have an opening bid of $49,999 and have the highest bidding price among the Space collection auction sale.

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