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Lot #402
Neil Armstrong EVA Spacesuit Boots X-Ray

Original X-ray of the first boots to walk on the moon

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Estimate: $4000+
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Original X-ray of the first boots to walk on the moon

Highly desirable original NASA X-ray of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong’s EVA spacesuit boots, 14 x 17, with upper area dated to July 7, 1969, and numbered "050." The X-ray was taken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center as a last-minute check to discern the presence of any foreign objects capable of compromising the integrity of Armstrong's pressure suit, such as needle tips broken off during the suit fabrication and stitching process. These X-rays were taken and inspected by Jack Weakland, who worked in the NASA X-ray Lab from 1968 to 1979, and who stored them during and after the Apollo program. Sometime later the agency determined they were no longer needed and permitted Weakland to keep them. The X-ray is impressively mounted within a backlit frame, measuring 18.5 x 22.75, with functional on/off switch to bottom edge. In fine condition. Accompanied by an AC adaptor.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #635 - Ended May 11, 2022