London: Neil Armstrong's wife has discovered long-lost historic Apollo 11 mission's artifacts after 40 years, it has been revealed.
The bag full of power cables and utility clamps may not have looked very interesting when Carol Armstrong found them stuffed in a closet in her Ohio home, the Independent reported.
Yet the items, which had lain hidden for more than four decades, were actually priceless mementos from the most famous space mission of all, during which her husband became the first person to walk on the Moon.
The so-called "McDivitt purse" contained objects carried in the Eagle lunar module during the historic Apollo 11 mission, and included the camera that filmed Neil Armstrong's descent on to the Moon's surface on 20 July 1969.
Among the 18 objects were cables, netting, mirrors and the waist tether Armstrong used. There was also the 16mm camera which filmed the landing on the moon and the planting of the US flag, alongside a bracket for the camera, a 10mm lens and a lens shade.