The astronaut who took one giant leap for mankind kept a bit of outer space swag for himself. Neil Armstrong’s widow said she discovered that he stashed 20 items from 1969’s Apollo 11 mission in a white cloth bag, known among astronauts as “the purse,” in their suburban Cincinnati home. Among the artifacts was a 16mm-movie camera that recorded Armstrong’s “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” as well as footage of he and Buzz Aldrin planting the American flag on the moon. Other less-sentimental items in Armstrong’s private collection included cables and a “waste-management cover.” Armstrong passed away in August 2012 at the age of 82.
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