Saturday, September 1, 2012

Neil Armstrong's Life Insurance: Autographs

Neil Armstrong's Life Insurance Came In The Form Of Autographs

Posted: Updated: 08/31/2012 8:50 am
Paying for life’s necessities can be tough, but if you’re a famous astronaut you might have a few more options than most.
Before Neil Armstrong went to the moon in 1969, he took some precautionary measures to make sure his family would be taken care of in case he didn’t come back. Instead of taking out a life insurance policy -- which was prohibitively expensive for someone going to the moon -- Armstrong and his fellow Apollo 11 astronauts signed a stack of "covers," or envelopes marked with important dates, that were given to their families and could be sold in case they died, NPR reports.


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