Lot #520
Fred Haise

Haise modestly deflects Apollo 13 questions to write of his latest project: “I have gone to the Harvard Business School and subsequently been immersed in getting the Space Shuttle built well and on time and within budget”
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Haise modestly deflects Apollo 13 questions to write of his latest project: “I have gone to the Harvard Business School and subsequently been immersed in getting the Space Shuttle built well and on time and within budget”

ALS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, June 15, 1975. Letter to an admirer and space enthusiast. In part: “My apologies for the injustice you have received. The astronaut mail room as per my instructions only uses an autopen where the requestor is a known commercial peddler of first day covers…In case you are not aware a great fuss was made of Astronauts involved in commercialism—I do not intend to be a party to such things, either directly or indirectly…I was in flight so am unaware of many details of who did what on the ground. The best knowledge I have of what transpired on the ground during Apollo 13 was from reviewing the book titled ‘13: The Flight That Failed’…The key flight directors, Gene Kranz or Glynn Lunney, can give you those sort of details…Since Apollo 16 backup assignment I have gone to the Harvard Business School and subsequently been immersed in getting the Space Shuttle built well and on time and within budget.” In fine condition, with punch holes to left edge, and a staple hole to upper left. Uncommon in any form of correspondence, particularly handwritten letters. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: September 15 - September 22