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NASA Releases Amazing Photos of Space Gear Discovered in Neil Armstrong's Closet

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From Apollo 11

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Neil Armstrong, the first American to walk on the moon, died in 2012, leaving behind a trove of space gear artifacts.

But only recently has NASA been able to examine some of the gear that had apparently been kept in Armstrong's closet for decades. The late astronaut's widow, Carol, uncovered a white bag in a closet. Knowing they were previously used during her husband's space travel, Carol called Allan Needell, curator of the Apollo collection at the National Air and Space Museum.

Needell had Carol take a picture of the items so that museum staff could further examine what they were. The experts almost immediately identified the objects as equipment Armstrong used in the Lunar Module Eagle during the famous Apollo 11 journey to the moon.

Lunar Module Eagle (Image source: NASA)

According to NASA, the items inside the bag are of "priceless historical value" because they were among the few items that were brought back from Tranquility Base, or the site on the moon where humans first landed on July 20, 1969.

The items are now being held at the National Air and Space Museum for further research and preservation. NASA said they will eventually go on public display but didn't say when that might be. Until you can see them up close, TheBlaze has obtained photos of each of the items along with the names of the items, according to NASA's website.

So go ahead. Take a peek inside:

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What's what?

Temporary Stowage Bag

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Power cable for Data Acquisition Camera

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Utility light with power cable

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Utility light

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Utility bracket assembly

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Crewmen Optical Alignment Sight

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Filter for Crewman Optical Alignment Sight

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Light bulb assembly (spare for crewman optical alignment sight)

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Waist tether

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Helmet tie down straps

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16 mm Data Acquisition Camera

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Right-angle bracket adapter for data Acquisition Camera

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10 mm lens for Data Acquisition Camera

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Lens shade for 10 mm lens on Data Acquisition Camera

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Eye guard assembly

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Mirror

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Emergency wrench

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Waste management cover

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Netting

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