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Piece of first spacecraft to land on moon up for grabs.

Byline: ANI

London, Nov 8 (ANI): A piece of the first spacecraft to land on the moon is expected to fetch up To overtake.
- Addison.

To stop suddenly.
- L'Estrange.

See also: Fetch Fetch
 to 1,200 pounds at an auction on November 14 in Devizes, Wiltshire.

The piece of Kapton Foil from the Apollo 11 is being auctioned by Henry Aldridge And Son with a signed endorsement from crew member Buzz Aldrin, reports Sky News.

With an estimated value of between 900 pounds and 1,200 pounds, the gold-like tape was attached to the module from the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first humans on the moon in 1969.

Coated with aluminium and oxidised Adj. 1. oxidised - combined with or having undergone a chemical reaction with oxygen; "the oxidized form of iodine"
 silicon monoxide, it protected the command module during its re-entry RE-ENTRY, estates. The resuming or retaking possession of land which the party lately had.
     2. Ground rent deeds and leases frequently contain a clause authorizing the landlord to reenter on the non-payment of rent, or the breach of some covenant, when the
 into the earth's atmosphere on July 24 1969.

Although most of it burnt off, members of the spaceshuttle recovery team collected bits as souvenirs.

A letter, typed on an 'Apollo XI' letterhead, talks about the role of the fragile Kapton Foil, most of which burned away during the 25,000mph re-entry.

Signed in black ink by Aldrin aldrin (ôl`drĭn): see insecticides. , the letter states: "A small portion of it survived and was salvaged by the North American Recovery team on board the aircraft carrier Hornet hornet: see wasp. , and carefully preserved for posterity."

The auction will also offer a signed photograph of the crew of the Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the moon. (ANI)

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