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Laptop used by Clinton to email space up for auction

Laptop used by Clinton to email space up for auction

In November of 1998, Astronaut John Glenn was orbiting the Earth on a 9-day mission for NASA. He decided he wanted to send an email to then-president Bill Clinton, thanking him and Hillary for coming to the mission's launch.

Clinton responded the next day and it became the very first email sent into space by a president.

“Thanks for your message. Hillary and I had a great time at the launch. We are very proud of you and the entire crew, and a little jealous. We can't wait for you to get home so we can have a first hand report. Meanwhile back on earth, we're having a lot of fun with your adventure. At a camp rally in Queens, I asked an 83 year old lady what she thought of your trip. She replied that it seemed like a perfectly fine thing for a young man like you to do! I hope your last few hours go well. Give my best to the rest of the crew.”

Now, you can own the laptop that Clinton used to send that email.  The Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop computer is up for auction and the starting price is a cool $11,000 - but is expected to sell for much, much more.

Would you want to own a piece of history like this? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Click here to see the full auction listing from RR Auction. 

Click here to read the full story from Yahoo. 

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