Desirable autograph statement, signed "Donn F. Eisele," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date. In full: "The ultimate effects of the space program on the lives of our people are probably so vast and all-encompassing that they are beyond our ability to imagine. The Apollo program is both men's greatest adventure of all time, and a scientific endeavor of monumental proportions. It is bound to have a profound influence on the lives of all of us." Includes an ANS to J. Duane Upton, signed "Donn Eisele," one page, 5 x 8, in full: "Enclosed is the statement you requested. Thanks for your interest." In overall fine condition, with paper loss to the top of the note. Selected as part of NASA Astronaut Group 3, Eisele would pilot the first manned flight of the Apollo program, Apollo 7, in October 1968. A fabulous and uncommon handwritten statement on the significance of NASA's mission. From The Bill Lende Collection.
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