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01/21/16 - Topaz got me a piece of Apollo 11 for my 30th birthday.. you need to see it!

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On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle" landed on the moon, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on board. Mounted in the window was a 16mm film camera.
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At the beginning and end of the film reel was some exposed film used to load onto the reel. Normally they would be discarded.
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But these film scraps were distributed to Kodak engineers as thanks for helping on the Apollo 11 program. Decades later one engineer sold his scrap..
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.. and now I have a piece. It also came with this snazzy notebook!
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Certificate of authenticity
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Only 144 of these pen sets were made
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Seeee, I told you!
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Two fancy pens!
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See that little black speck? That's a piece of 16mm film that's been on the moon
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But not just on the moon.. on Apollo 11. The first manned landing. How amazing is that.
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Thanks, Toapz!
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Of course, I consulted with the astro-cats
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Buzz, you were the LMP, the camera was in your window! Do you recognize this?
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Neil was too busy landing the vehicle
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Judging by his ears, Buzz is surprised by this reunion
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