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    Neil Armstrong Typed Letter Signed to Dr. Shirley Thomas Mentioning the Twentieth Anniversary of Apollo 11. One page, personal 8.5" x 11" letterhead, August 3, 1989, Lebanon, Ohio, to Dr. Shirley Thomas of Hollywood, California. It reads, in full:

    "Dr. Doctor Thomas, During June and July, in addition to the Apollo 20th anniversary activities, I was travelling extensively, including three trips abroad. I am now paying the price by attacking the boxes of mail that accumulated during that time period. I was delighted to learn of the Awards of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement to Tom Paine, George Mueller and Sam Phillips. I regret that I was unable to provide the requested contribution to the program, but will certainly take the opportunity to congratulate them personally. [signed] Neil Armstrong"

    Dr. Shirley Thomas (1920-2005) was a prominent figure in the early days of the U.S. space program and a woman of many talents: actress, writer, producer, author, consultant, and professor. She wrote the early eight-volume Men of Space book series in the 1960s as well as several other books and numerous technical papers. Dr. Thomas founded and chaired the Aerospace Historical Society, an organization that for many years presented the international Von Karman Wings award to outstanding contributors to the world of aerospace. Flattened folds, very fine.


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