Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25, 2012. His widow, Carol, was cleaning out a closet and came across some mementos that Armstrong kept all these years from his trip to the moon.

Some of the objects found were the 16mm camera that was mounted on the window of the lunar module which recorded his first steps on the moon. Also found was a waist tether that supported Armstrong during a rest period on the moon and other small items.

They were stashed in a closet, at his home in Ohio, in a white cloth bag that may have come from the spacecraft. The items have been given, as a gift, to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

The items Armstrong stored away were items that were to be left on the moon 46 years ago. The camera and tether have already been put on display in the museum.

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