By Parker Collins
COMMERCE, Calif. – Some historic NASA memorabilia is going to be sold on Sunday.
The Abell Auction Company is selling the estate of Doctor Thomas Paine. He oversaw the United States space program in the late 1960s. Under him the first seven Apollo manned missions were flown: 20 astronauts orbited the Earth, 14 went to the moon, and four walked on its surface.
The Abell Company has been in Todd Schireson’s family for several generations. Every week he is the auctioneer.
“I think the fun part is history. I think you have to have an appreciation for it and where things have come from,” said Schireson.
The auction is October 6, 2019 starting at 10 a.m.