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    "...I cannot carry your envelope on the Apollo XI space flight."

    Neil Armstrong 1969-Dated Typed Letter Signed Regarding Carrying a Personal Philatelic Item on Apollo 11. A one page letter on NASA letterhead, 8" x 10.5", June 9, 1969, Houston, Texas, to Major Richard C. Randt. Just weeks before the mission, Armstrong turns down a request as follows, in full: "Thank you very much for your letter of May 30th. I appreciate your interest and regret that I cannot carry your envelope on the Apollo XI space flight. Weight and space are always precious commodities in a spacecraft and you can understand why it is not feasible for an astronaut to carry the thousands of articles that people from all over the world request he carry on a mission. However, we have autographed the envelope for you and send our best wishes to you." Signed: "Neil Armstrong". One can only imagine how many similar requests this crew received. Extremely fine condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

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