Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 Jacket Sells For Record $2.7 million at Auction

Buzz Aldrin‘s jacket from the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon just sold at auction … and it set a record for American space-flown memorabilia.

The history-making piece of flight gear, which Buzz wore on NASA’s 1969 mission to the moon and back, sold to an unidentified buyer for $2,772,500.

Sotheby’s, which auctioned off the jacket and a bunch of other Aldrin space memorabilia, says Buzz’s Teflon-coated jacket is the most valuable American artifact flown in outer space.

Buzz didn’t wear the jacket when he was walking around on the moon’s surface, he was in his spacesuit for that part of the mission, but he actually spent more time in the jacket than anything else during the Apollo 11 mission.

Aldrin says he wore the jacket in the NASA spacecraft for 3 days on the way to the moon, plus another 3 days on the way back to Earth.

As you can see, the white jacket features Buzz’s name tag — his first name is Edwin, hence the “E” — above the Apollo 11 mission emblem … and there’s an American flag on the left shoulder.

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