Lot #179
Deke Slayton

Gleaming Aldrin evaluation from Slayton: “His selection as a NASA astronaut marks him as an outstanding officer”
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Gleaming Aldrin evaluation from Slayton: “His selection as a NASA astronaut marks him as an outstanding officer”

DS, signed “D. K. Slayton,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.5, January 20, 1966. Stellar field grade officer effectiveness report for astronaut Buzz Aldrin, filled out in type and signed off on by Slayton and Robert Gilruth. Aldrin rates at the top in job capability, planning ability, executive judgement, writing and oral expression and military qualities. Comment sections makes reference to the planning of Apollo missions, “He has done an outstanding job of providing technical guidance to the mission planning involved in Gemini rendezvous missions…Additionally he has done much of the preliminary planning for the Apollo lunar landing…He should continue in his current job as a NASA astronaut through the preliminary phases of the lunar landing program. He is well suited for NASA and DOD space programs on a long range basis…His selection as a NASA astronaut marks him as an outstanding officer.” In fine condition, with a touch of light toning and two torn punch holes at bottom. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

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