N.H. News Roundup: Apollo 11 EKG up for sale, Jeff Bauman speaks
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface, July 20, 1969. Photo was made by a 16mm movie camera inside the lunar module, shooting at one frame per second. (AP Photo/NASA)
If you’re a space nut AND a fan of medical procedures – boy, do I know of an opportunity you’ll not want to miss.
The EKG of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their descent to the moon is up for auction by Amherst-based RR Auction. You can bid on the test that recorded the minutes right before the duo touched down on the moon beginning May 16 and through May 23rd as part of the company’s Space & Aviation sale. The company is hoping to fetch more than $10,000 for it.
It got me thinking about what other crazy things might have been up for sale recently at the company (and what they might have been worth) – and the results didn’t disappoint.
In the past year, Bonnie Parker’s personal Colt .38 snub-nosed revolver sold for $264,000, a letter written by Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley sold for $186,000 and the 1958 typed manuscript of Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” including handwritten notes from Capote sold for $306,000.
In other news
∎ Jeff Bauman spoke with Monitor reporter Kathleen Ronayne over the weekend. In part one of a two-part interview, Bauman recalled seeing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and immediately knowing something was wrong. Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.
∎ Massachusetts cemeteries don’t want the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
∎ New Hampshire has run into some hiccups with the health exchange, but it isn’t the only state.
∎ Two men face kidnapping charges after they allegedly took a teen from a mall and brought him to a wooded area, told him to strip and beat him.
∎ There is no update yet on the condition of the man who was found in Lake Winona over the weekend.
∎ Scott Brown was the keynote speaker at the Childhood Advocacy Centers of Hillsborough County’s annual gala.
∎ Yankee Barn Homes, a Grantham post-and-beam builder, is back in business after closing in 2011.
∎ Some students cramming for finals might find some comfort in a canine pal.
∎ UNH football’s 2013 spring game was held over the weekend.
∎ The Lakes Region entertainment venue is now officially known as Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook.
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