Back on 29th October 1998, the space shuttle orbiter Discovery blasts into the sky returning Senator John Glenn to space over 36 years after he became the first American in orbit, thus becoming the oldest man to fly in space at the age of 77. That time, the President of the U.S. Bill Clinton used the Toshiba Satellite Pro to send a message via mail to John Glenn aboard the NASA's space-shuttle Discovery. And, now the very same 14-year-old laptop that supposedly contains the first ever U.S. Presidential e-mail is up for grabs on eBay for $125,000. Notably, this rare computer also carries along several signed documents, including letters signed by former President Bill Clinton and the recipient of e-mail, the former astronaut and Senator John Glenn.
The hard-drive on the laptop also contains an e-mail from astronaut John Glenn on the evening of Nov. 6th 1998, just a day before space shuttle Discovery successfully returned to earth.
Actually owned by a physician at the White House, the Toshiba laptop not only comes with a White House press release, but also includes a photo duly signed by Bill Clinton thanking the doctor.
Interestingly, the 77-year-old John Glenn’s inclusion on the mission was done to gather scientific-data on older people in space.
Also, we have earlier seen the sale offering of White House Presidential memorabilia, which is an expansive single-owner private collection of White House Presidential, First Lady and First Family mementos, gifts and memorabilia.