Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, Great Early ALS "My time is split between flying and general rocket engineer"

Neil Armstrong autograph letter signed with handwritten, signed envelope


Autograph letter signed, 6.75" x 10". Penned on recto and verso. Dated, "Monday", with a postmarked envelope of "Mar 8, 1955". Signed by Neil Armstrong on verso as "Same Ole Neil". Fine condition with tiny stains on verso. Accompanied by the autographed, and signed envelope, "N.A. Armstrong/16703 Sedalia Ave/Cleveland II, Ohio", 7" x 4". Envelope with large numbers in graphite (appears to be a phone number), written across the front, else very good.


Armstrong writes to his friend, and peer Mr. Carl Bleschmidt who was working at the Structural Test Lab at Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore. His letter details his work at the NASA Research Center in Ohio, shown in part below:


"… My time is split between flying and general rocket engineer. The flying is time - We have F8H, F2H, F8ZE, F82B, R4D, C47 & C82 with possibilities of a few other planes coming …. The MISSILE WORK is both Aerodynamic & Structural on multi-stage test missiles. We fly them out over the Atlantic & launch them from the F82B & F2H …"


After serving as a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952, Armstrong joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1955. His first assignment was with the NACA Lewis Research Center (now NASA Glenn) in Cleveland. Over the next 17 years, he was an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator for NACA and its successor agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


As a research pilot at NASA's Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., he was a project pilot on many pioneering high speed aircraft, including the well known, 4000-mph X-15. He has flown over 200 different models of aircraft, including jets, rockets, helicopters and gliders.


Armstrong transferred to astronaut status in 1962. He was assigned as command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission. Gemini 8 was launched on March 16, 1966, and Armstrong performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.


As spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, Armstrong gained the distinction of being the first man to land a craft on the moon and first to step on its surface.


A superb set signed twice, once with a very personal signature and once in the body of the envelope in full siganture including his address!


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



Item: 66260

Price: $8,000.00
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