The controller is attached to a box with long cables and looks like it would fit on any game console, but it was responsible for so much more.
The equipment helped the capsule control pitch, roll and yaw while Commander Dave Scott gently sat the ship on the moon's surface in 1971.
Polygon.com reports the joystick is in great shape and still snaps back to upright position after it’s moved. The trigger type button used for communications is intact as well.
The joystick will be sold in an Aviation and Space auction managed by RR Auctions. Their VP Bobby Livingston is thrilled by the significance of the sale.
"While risking their lives during the most critical and historic phases of their mission, these are the items that the astronauts personally selected to retain as mementos from arguably the greatest technological and engineering achievement of the 20th Century."
It’s expected the controller will sell for as much as $300,000.
Buzz Aldrin's "comfort" glove worn at the Tranquility Base will also be sold.