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Posted: 6:15 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013
By Skyler Cooper
You’ll soon be able to buy a piece of historical space travel memorabilia.
Neil Armstrong was hooked up to a heart monitor as he stepped off of Apollo 11, and now the EKG reading is for sale.
It will go up for auction at the RR Auction in New Hampshire.
RR Auction currently has the EKG reading listed at $3,000.
Many believe it will pull in much more because of its historical significance.
Other items from Apollo 11 will for sale at that auction as well.
The joystick used to guide the lunar module to its landing will also be up for auction.
Gerald Schraber was the man who was monitoring Armstrong’s heart rate during the moon landing.
He says he was shocked by how calm the astronaut stayed as he stepped out of the module and onto the surface of the moon.
Schraber says Armstrong’s slow heart rate was the complete opposite of Buzz Aldrin’s, which was beating very fast.
Schraber notes that the first thing Armstrong said when they landed was “Houston we have engine shut down here.” He said that as calm as could be.
Mission control instructed Armstrong to keep talking, and that’s when he said “The Eagle has landed.”
Schraber says that was typical of Neil, that he was “that cool.”
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