Apollo XI

Apollo XI

Spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Typed letter signed by the 3 Apollo XI astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Houston, Texas. 8.7.1969. 4to (slightly trimmed). 1 p. Printed NASA letterhead. Very subtle block of toning from previous framing and some small creases to upper left corner.
$ 9,998 / 9.500 € (80105)

A rare letter dated “Jul 8 1969” (just days before the historic launch) and signed by all three crew members, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with amusing content addressed to American screenwriter and entrepreneur Jimmy Starr (1904-1990)at Ramada Inns, inc. in Arizona. „Thank you very much for your recent letter of best wishes along with a copy of your Annual Report depicting the first hotel complex on the surface of the moon. We of the crew of Apollo XI sincerely appreciate your interest in our activities and are grateful for your support […]“ „The First Lunar Landing“ documents the press conference that did captive the globe.

It's a description of man's historic first trip to another celestial body by the men who made the Journey. On 20 July 1969, the Eagle module from Apollo 11 landed at Tranquility Base. At the moment the spacecraft landed, Apollo 11 commander Armstrong said: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.“ Hours later, at 21:56 CT, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to walk on the Moon, saying: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.“ The Apollo 11 lunar landing was one of the most significant cultural events of the 20th Century and it is estimated that 650 million people around the world viewed the first human footsteps to disturb the ancient dust on the moon. The excitement can be deduced in this letter. Anything seemed possible. The Apollo missions rapidly accelerated the pace of technology development and computing systems. The idea of opening a hotel on the moon would have to wait. But the dream continues, as luxury space hotels are widely planned..

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