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NH Space Auction To Feature EKG Of Armstrong’s Heartbeat

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Hand controller grip from the Apollo 11 Command Module. (Credit: RR Auction)

Hand controller grip from the Apollo 11 Command Module. (Credit: RR Auction)

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AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire auction house will soon accept bids on space and aviation artifacts, including an electrocardiogram of Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat taken when he first set foot on the moon.

EKG strip, six inches long, taken as Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took man's first step on the moon.(Credit: RR Auction)

EKG strip, six inches long, taken as Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took man’s first step on the moon.(Credit: RR Auction)

Amherst-based RR Auction will take bids on the EKG recording and other artifacts during an online auction from May 16 through May 23.

Other artifacts include the joystick controller operated by Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 command module.

Auction officials say over 85 lots of Apollo 11 material will be featured in the auction.

Armstrong took his “giant step for mankind” on July 20, 1969. Buzz Aldrin later joined him on the moon’s surface.

Armstrong, an Ohio native, died in August at age 82.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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