A bank check signed by Neil Armstrong on the same day he left for the moon has been sold for $27,350, forty years to the day after it was written. It was auctioned by R&R Auction of Amherst, N.H. The high bidder was Jack Staub, an engineer from Newport Beach, CA. California.
The $10.50 check was payment for money borrowed from NASA manager Harold Collins. Armstrong told Collins not to cash the check because he was coming back.
The 17 day auction set a record for a single Neil Armstrong autograph.