HomeSpace FlightBuzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 jacket sells for record $2.8M at auction

Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 jacket sells for record $2.8M at auction

A jacket worn to the moon by astronaut Buzz Aldrin set a new record for the most-ever paid at auction for a flown-in-space artifact, while Aldrin’s pen credited with saving the Apollo 11 mission failed to sell.

The bidding for Aldrin’s inflight coverall jacket (opens in new tab) opened at $500,000 at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday (July 26). One of 70 lots being offered from the 92-year-old moonwalker’s collection, the glass-woven (Beta cloth) jacket was donned by Aldrin when he wasn’t wearing his Apollo 11 spacesuit on the way to and from the moon 53 years ago this month.

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