WERNHER VON BRAUN. TYPED LETTER SIGNED FROM VON BRAUN TO APOLLO 11 LMP BUZZ ALDRIN, 6 MAY 1975
WERNHER VON BRAUN
Typed letter signed “Wernher”, to Col. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin discussing Buzz’s novel, von Braun’s book “Space Frontier”, and their shared love of scuba diving
1 page, 7 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches, on Fairchild Industries letterhead, 6 May 1975. With retained copy of Buzz Aldrin's response.
A LETTER TO THE ARCHITECT OF THE AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAM TO APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE PILOT BUZZ ALDRIN.
It reads, in full:
Enclosed find Xerox copies of pages 204 through 210 of my book "Space Frontier" which deal with the problems of space flight at relativistic velocities. I hope that these pages will be useful for your novel.
I had meant to send you the whole book but found I was down to my last copy. To compensate for this, I am enclosing a copy of the latest edition of "History of Rocketry & Space Travel" in which your own historic role is duly immortalized (see index). Please accept this book also as a token of appreciation for signing that magnificent photo of the moon for me.
Our diving trip was great fun. Hope we can go for another diving expedition together in the not-too-distant future.