According to the students, the items were located in a plastic container in what Rappa has described as a “weird corner” of the store, according to CBS News. “It was under two other big totes,” Ashworth added to the network in August 2017. After moving the bags aside, Ashworth then found a bin containing a heap of old clothes. And after rummaging through them, he hit the jackpot.
What Ashworth found appeared to be six unique pieces of aerospace history: five NASA flight suits and a white control suit. “I’m digging through a whole bunch of sweaters and stuff, and I found the white one with the patch just kind of [lying] there,” he told CBS.
“He pulled them all out at first, then brought the whole handful over to me,” Rappa told CBS News. And then, Rappa said, her “jaw dropped.” Could the suits really be authentic? And if so, how on earth did they end up in a Titusville thrift store?