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Space memorabilia auction takes in $1 million

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A checklist from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon flight sold for $68,750 at a New York City auction featuring space memorabilia, Bonhams auction house said.

The auction took in $1 million, with 80 percent of the 300 items sold. Nearly 300 people from 17 countries bid by phone, Internet or in person.

A space suit from NASA’s Mercury era fetched $43,750, and an American flag carried by Buzz Aldrin into lunar orbit brought in $47,500.

Photo: A Project Mercury spacesuit sold at auction for $43,750. (Bonhams)

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