Lunar images reveal Buzz Aldrin's lost house keys
AMAZING new images of the moon’s surface have revealed Buzz Aldrin’s missing house keys.
The high-resolution photographs were taken by scientists at Arizona State University to determine whether the USA’s flags had survived harsh lunar conditions. But they also revealed a Snoopy key ring lying in the shadow of a moon rock.
Apollo 11 veteran Buzz Aldrin said: “I cannot believe my keys have turned up after all these years.
“During the mission I kept them on the outside of my suit in a kind of prototype bum bag. Because I’m the sort of astronaut that hates to lose things.
“On the day we were heading back to Earth I’d been out to get some rock samples. Shortly after blast off, I checked my bum bag and I was like ‘awww….shit…’
“I told Neil we had to go back and get my keys, otherwise I couldn’t get in my house. He reluctantly agreed but mission control were having none of it.
“When I returned to Earth I had to get a locksmith out and it cost a small fortune. I’d still like to get those keys back, there’s one for a really good bike lock on there.”
A NASA spokesman said: “A future moon mission may be able to pick up Buzz’s keys, if they get time and are in the area. But we can’t promise.
“Also apparently one of the Apollo 16 guys left his favourite hat in the moon region of Descartes Highlands. It’s not exactly a priority though.”