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    Charlie Duke Signed Typescript Regarding His Career at NASA. An 8.5" x 11" single page document on his personal letterhead, signed at close in blue ink: "Charles M. Duke, Jr./ Apollo 16 'Moonwalker'". Full transcript online. Excellent.

    More Information: "On July 20, 1969, I was the Apollo 11 Mission Control "CAPCOM" for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during mankind's first landing on the moon!

    "As such, I became the first person in history to ever speak with humans on another world, as I confirmed their report of a successful landing with my response, "We Copy You Down, Eagle!"

    "In April, 1972, I experienced the dream firsthand when I flew to the moon aboard Apollo 16, and became only the 10th person to ever stand on another world! Fellow Moonwalker John Young and I spent three extraordinary days living on the moon in the Lunar Module "Orion", and exploring the ancient Descarte Highlands in our Lunar Rover!

    "Consider awakening each day to the shock that you're on the moon, or pondering the thought of being one of only two men populating an entire world! My overwhelming sense of wonder only grew each time I gazed at the fragile blue Earth, suspended by the grace of God in that alien sky!

    "Of the billions of humans who have lived on planet Earth, I was one of only twelve ever privileged to stretch forth their arm into the lunar sky, and with the moon's primeval dust swirling at my feet, cradle the precious Earth within the palm of my gloved hand!

    "The epic voyages of the Apollo Lunar Program marked a turning point in human history, when mankind lifted itself from our Earthly cradle, and began its long journey to the stars!"

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