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Students Find Spacesuits In Thrift Store

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with a story fit for "Antiques Roadshow," except instead of some random vase you got from your great aunt, we're talking about NASA spacesuits. Two Florida college students found a pile of them in a thrift store at the bottom of a plastic bin. They bought all of them for $1.20. The American Space Museum said they're worth about $5,000 and were probably used on shuttle missions between 1983 and 1985 flown by astronauts George Pinky Nelson, Robert Parker and Charles Walker. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.