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    Seldom-offered Neil Armstrong TLS on NASA stationery, mentions "man's quest for the moon."

    Neil Armstrong Typed Letter Signed. One page, 7" x 8", National Aeronautics and Space Administration letterhead with matching free-franked envelope of transmittal included, January 29, 1971, Washington, D.C., to Mr. Davis Thomas of New York City, a letter of thanks for a book received. It reads, in full: "Dear Mr. Thomas: Thank you very much for the complimentary copy of Moon, Man's Greatest Adventure [underlined in letter]. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing me with a copy of this beautifully illustrated history of man's quest for the moon. The members of my family share my gratitude and are eager to give this handsome edition their perusal. Sincere best wishes." Mr. Armstrong has signed in blue ink as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, Office of Advanced Research and Technology (ARPA). This was a position in which he served only thirteen months before retiring from it and NASA in August 1971. One mailing fold, extra fine condition.

    Davis Thomas was the editor of a gorgeous book inspired by the historic journey of Apollo 11, Moon, Man's Greatest Adventure. His personal copy of the book, signed on the title page by all three members of the Apollo 11 crew is also offered in this auction ( Lot 41070 ).


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