Motorola offers moon-themed Aura "Celestial Edition"

Based on the fact that it was a Motorola radio transponder aboard the Apollo 11 that relayed the first words and visuals from the moon to Earth, Moto is offering a moon-themed special edition of its high-end Aura.

The expensive Aura just got even more dear with the "Celestial Edition", an exclusive edition of the handset that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and Motorola's part in it.

The first Motorola Aura Celestial Edition is heading to Neil Armstrong. The handset offers original NASA content from the moon landing, including video footage, stills, and sound files of such immortal lines as "the eagle has landed" and "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", all of which Armstrong will no doubt be somewhat familiar with.

In addition, there's a laser etched quote, "Motorola AURA Celestial Edition, Honouring the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969", oh, and nine postcards.

The Celestial Edition will be on sale from early July until the end of the year, we're not sure of pricing, but no doubt there will be a premium on the £1200 price the original Aura commands.