Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin
Source: Heritage Auctions; Image: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, wearing the A7L Spacesuit.

Neil Armstrong

Letter

Transcript
NEIL A. ARMSTRONG
P.O. BOX 436
LEBANON, OH 45036

July 14, 1994

The EMU gang at
Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX 77058

To the EMU gang:

I remember noting a quarter century or so ago that an emu was a 6 foot Australian flightless bird. I thought that got most of it right.

It turned out to be one of the most widely photographed spacecraft in history. That was no doubt due to the fact that it was so photogenic. Equally responsible for its success was its characteristic of hiding from view its ugly occupant.

Its true beauty, however, was that it worked. It was tough, reliable and almost cuddly.

To all of you who made it all that it was, I send a quarter century's worth of thanks and congratulations.

Sincerely,

(Signed)

Neil A. Armstrong

NAA:vw

Letter Neil Armstrong