Historic NASA items to be auctioned on Kent coast

The sale will take place in Folkestone this September

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The flag going to auction was flown at the launch of the Columbia Space Shuttle


How would you like to have a rare piece of NASA memorabilia hanging on your living room wall? Make your way to Kent this September and you may very well be leaving with a piece of space flight history.

A number of historic NASA items are being sold next month by Grand Auctions, an auction house based in Folkestone.

The items include the American flag that was flown for the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia, and a photo of the 1966 Gemini spacecraft signed by Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad, who went on to become the third man to walk on the Moon.

The objects are being auctioned by widow Yvonne Harvey, whose husband Bob died while working as a rocket fuel technician on the NASA space programme at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

His 30 year career at NASA is commemorated by a brick in the US Space walk of Fame.


The auction will be held in the Folkestone Enterprise Centre, Kent at 6pm on 19 September. For more information call 01303 220440, email info@grandauctions.co.uk or visit www.grandauctions.co.uk.

 

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