Neil Armstrong, ‘AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("NEIL"). 1 PAGE (8 BY 5¼ INCHES). LUNAR RECEIVING LABORATORY, NASA MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS, AUGUST 2, 1969, TO TED & LANE BENNETT IN KANSAS.’, Sotheby's

Horizontal fold, small square tape-stain to recto, with autograph NASA envelope postmarked 15 Aug 1969 and stamped "Delayed in Quarantine at Lunar Receiving Laboratory M.S.C - Houston, Texas."

From the Catalogue:
A FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM NEIL ARMSTRONG, WRITTEN FROM QUARANTINE FOLLOWING THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDING.

"It was a genuine pleasure to receive your note among the few that have drifted in through the quarantine. It's a pleasure to get away from the continual debriefing sessions and enjoy some memories through letters from friends. The market has been very unkind. Apparently I can't leave the Planet for even a short time without the economic situation getting out of control. -

"Thanks for the congratulations & the beautiful verse. Did you do it yourself? Janet joins me in best wishes & in looking forward to meeting again.

"All the best -

"Neil."
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

About Neil Armstrong

American, 1930-2012, Wapakoneta, OH, United States, based in Houston, TX, United States