23rd June 1968: Crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission (left to right) Commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot, Edwin Aldrin Jnr. Taken at the Manned Spacecraft Centre, Houston, Texas. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin’s jacket worn on his historic first mission to the moon’s surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to a bidder for nearly $2.8 million. Sotheby’s says the amount paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold at auction. The unidentified winning bidder outlasted several others in a bidding that spanned almost 10 minutes. The jacket displays Aldrin’s name tag on the left breast above the Apollo 11 mission emblem. Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first astronauts to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.