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    Neil Armstrong Typed Letter Signed to Thomas O. Paine. A one page letter on Caldwell International Ltd letterhead, 8".5 x 11", March 10, 1980, Lebanon, Ohio, to Thomas O. Paine, President of Northrup. It reads, in full: "Based on your personal interest and recommendation, I accepted the Washington Award of the Western Society of Engineers. Normally, I would decline those kinds of awards that are traded for a speech, but your urging coupled with the historical importance of the organization in aviation industry made me disregard the usual policy. As of the first of the year, I left the university to begin a new business ( in conjunction with an existing family business). We supply the family business manufactured oil and gas rigs (mobile) to the oilfield industry. It is my intention to have a lot of fun with the idea. Janet joins me in sending our best to you and Barbara." Signed: "Neil". Paine had been the NASA administrator in 1969-1970, including the period of Armstrong's Apollo 11 mission. Extremely fine condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

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