With the recent discovery of four Earth-sized planets (two of which could be habitable!), NASA may want to stock up on astronauts. If anything, they won’t have to worry about uniforms. Two students bargain shopping at a Florida thrift store scored rare NASA suits at only 20 cents each. Now that’s a steal.
According to experts at the American Space Museum, the astronauts’ names and flight dates on the white labels seem to match the time astronauts George “Pinky” Nelson, PhD, Robert A. Parker, PhD, and Charles D. Walker, a payload specialist , flew shuttle missions between 1983 and 1985.
Talia Rappa and Skylar Ashworth plan to auction the suits, which could go for up to $5,000 each. Do I now wish I made this miraculous discovery? Um, yes.
“It just blows my mind,” Ashworth said, “It (the bin holding the suits) was under two other big totes, I moved them off to the side and I’m digging through a whole bunch of sweaters and stuff, and I found the white one with the patch just kind of laying there.”
I feel you, Skylar. I’d be out of my mind as well. A portion of the auction proceeds will go to the museum, while the rest will fund both students’ tuition fees. That’s pretty out of this world.