Long-lost Apollo 11 Artifacts Discovered in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

Small camera, hooks and tools found by Armstrong's widow Carol two years after Armstrong's death.

By Published on February 10, 2015

Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, made quite the discovery. More than two years after Armstrong’s death, Carol found a white cloth bag inside one of his closets that contained tools, hooks and a small camera.

Those items were aboard Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, the first manned vehicle to land on the moon, writes National Air and Space Museum curator Allan Needell. That camera recorded the moment that Armstrong took his first step on the moon and declared, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Read the article “Long-lost Apollo 11 Artifacts Discovered in Neil Armstrong’s Closet” on washingtonpost.com.

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