ALS, two pages, 8 x 10.5, June 15, 1975. Lengthy response concerning his autographs and his missions, in part: "The astronaut mail room as per my instructions only uses an autopen where the requestor is a known commercial peddler of first day covers, etc. I personally have forwarded and sign all others. In your case it was either a mistake or someone new took care of it not appreciating my desires. 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 did not see your questions but the example you gave I could not answer anyway. 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' by Henry Cooper. The key flight directors, Gene Krantz [sic] or Glynn Lunney, can give you those sort of details…I don't have the time to answer the multitude of inquiries—you'd be surprised how many are writing books, articles, term papers, etc…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. That takes about six, 14 hour days a week. It and the little time I have left for family are simply more important than writing someone's term paper for them." In fine condition.
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