Lot #3499
Chris Kraft Typed Letter Signed

Kraft predicts modern space tourism: "In the not too distant future, private citizens will be able to travel to space for both experimental and pleasurable purposes"
This lot has closed

Estimate: $200+

Description

Kraft predicts modern space tourism: "In the not too distant future, private citizens will be able to travel to space for both experimental and pleasurable purposes"

TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, December 15, 2005. Letter to the students of special education teacher James van Buskirk of Barstow, California. Kraft begins by writing about the "very hostile environment" of space before stating that he believes that future explorers will go "back to the moon to establish permanent bases for both scientific and industrial purposes" due to its many natural resources. On traveling to Mars, Kraft notes that "unmanned spacecraft and robots" will be sent first, and humans will make the voyage once "technology is developed to support the people who go there." Presaging the more recent launches by Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, Kraft writes: "In the not too distant future, private citizens will be able to travel to space for both experimental and pleasurable purposes. At first it will be very expensive but in the future people will fly long distances in space as a normal means of transportation much the same as flying in an airplane to far off places like Asia and the middle east today." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021





This item is Pre-Certified by STEVE ZARELLI
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for (inquire for price)

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.