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Personal belongings of the first astronaut who landed on the moon - Neil Armstrong - put up for auction in Texas.

Other items include parts of the wing and propeller from the Wright Brothers Flyer, the plane used in the first-ever manned flight in 1903, which Armstrong took with him on the mission.

Schmitt was one of the last people to set foot on the moon during the final mission of NASA's Apollo program.

Also on sale will be exhibited the flags of the United States, the United Nations and us States.

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Neil Armstrong died in OH in 2012 at the age of 82 and his family has turned to Heritage Auction of Dallas to sell items from the astronaut's estate. They include a silk flag commemorating the 1969 centennial of Purdue University, Armstrong's alma mater, which was taken on the mission.

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Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, said his father never talked to him about what he wanted done with the large amount of items he kept.

Neil Armstrong dies in 2012 in his native OH. after his death, his sons faced the responsibility of conserving, preserving and securing irreplaceable items and honoring their father's legacy.

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"I think he would be pleased to be remembered as being part of a program that demonstrated incredible things can be achieved when people come together to dedicate themselves towards a common goal", his son Rick Armstrong said.

Faced with the responsibility of conserving, preserving and insuring irreplaceable items and honoring their father's legacy, Armstrong and his brother, Rick, found that some things needed restoration, and that some required research to be properly identified.

Neil Armstrong's collection includes a variety of artifacts from his 1969 lunar landing, as well as private mementos.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will handle the auctions.

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"Space is one of the very, very few categories that every single person seems to be interested in", Rohan said.

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