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An insane amount of planning was done before Apollo 11 embarked on its mission to the moon. This included everything from the obvious landing itself right on down to the gear the astronauts would wear. Proof of that extensive testing is headed to auction, as a prototype lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong is about to cross the block. Manufactured by the International Latex Corporation in Dover, Delaware, the boot was ultimately rejected for reasons unknown. Still, as the stitched “Armstrong” moniker suggests, it was very much in the running to see action in flight and during training activities. If you pony up the big bucks, you’ll receive the boot and a custom presentation stand so you can display your little piece of history.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”