Neil Armstrong's Widow Finds Treasure Trove of Apollo 11 Items
A treasure trove of Apollo 11 equipment was discovered in Neil Armstrong's home by his widow.
Trace Gallagher reported today on "The Real Story" that the astronaut kept a bag full of space mementos, which were meant to be left on the moon.
Gallagher explained that Armstrong told Commander Michael Collins "that it was just some junk he wanted to take home." Turns out, the bag contained a number of fascinating items, including the 16mm Data Acquisition Camera that was used to film Armstrong's first steps on the moon.
Armstrong's widow, Carol, discovered the white cloth bag in her husband's closet filled with items that she believed came from a spacecraft.
Gallagher said that she reached out to the Smithsonian about donating the artifacts, and they were thrilled to get the items.
A few of the items are currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Watch the video above to hear more.