Two Students Spent $1.20 In A Thrift Store – Then Realized They’d Bought Prized Pieces Of History

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After examining the names and dates on their labels, specialists at the American Space Museum subsequently confirmed that they were indeed authentic. Furthermore, the suits appeared to have belonged to astronauts who were part of shuttle missions in the early to mid-1980s.

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One of the suits bore the name of “Nelson.” This suggested that it had been worn by Bill Nelson, who famously flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. However, on closer examination, it seemed more likely to have belonged to George “Pinky” Nelson, a renowned physicist and educator.

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