TLS signed “John W. Young,” one page, 8 x 10.25, NASA letterhead, September 11, 1974. Letter to a research assistant at the Department of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum. In full: “With reference to the letter you wrote to Mr. Chuck Biggs which was referred to this office, items flown on spacecraft are the property of the astronaut or the government depending on the mission kit in which these items are flown. Items flown in the Astronaut Preference Kits are distributed in accordance with the procedures listed in NASA Management Instruction 8020.19A of July 20, 1973, a copy of which is enclosed for information. Astronauts’s personal idiosyncrasies are the personal property of each astronaut. You will have to contact them individually to discover what these personal idiosyncrasies are. As to the location of the pin-ups painted on the back of the window shades on GT-10, as well as the discovery of some personal idiosyncrasies, I recommend you contact the present Director of the National Air and Space Museum for starters.” In fine condition, with staple hole to top left and some scattered light creases. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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