NASA collectibles up for bids in first live auction of 2021

Titusville’s American Space Museum offering 379 rare items for auction Saturday

The American Space Museum in Titusville will hold an online auction Saturday at noon as the nonprofit restarts events to finance the popular teaching museum.

Charles Jeffrey the museum’s collections analyst told News 6 the pandemic forced a sweeping cancellation of events that normally help fund operations.

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“Our goal is $20,000,” Jeffrey said. “We fell far short of that last year but I have high hopes for this one.”

Jeffrey’s optimism is built on an impressive line-up of rare collectibles and signed photographs including item No. 127, a lunar surface black and white autographed by Buzz Aldrin.

That collectible is expected to get $600-$800. By Friday the highest bid was $300.

“Buzz Aldrin second man on the moon is always a favorite,” an energized Jeffrey said. “We have Mercury astronauts a great, collection of autographs.”

The list of 379 items which includes everything from patches to quirky collectibles including space shuttle foods like turkey salad spread will be offered online not in person.

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