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"THE LUNAR MODULE . . . IS BEST UNDERSTOOD BY STUDYING . . . NEWSWEEK, ETC." (ASTRONAUTS.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Autograph Letter Signed, to Brenda Ellenburg, describing the color schemes of the space suit and lunar lander used in the Apollo 11 mission, explaining that no planning documents concerning the schemes are available, and directing her to the photographs reproduced in popular magazines and to the Apollo Program Office for further information. 2 pages, 8vo, "Manned Spacecraft Center" stationery, written on two sheets; moderate dampstaining at middle left and right touching one word of text, horizontal fold touching signature (without loss). With the original envelope, addressed in holograph and additionally signed in the return address ("Armstrong (CB)"). Houston, circa 1969
"The space suit is plain white except for the connectors and insignia. The Lunar Module has a very complex color scheme of silver, black, and gold, which is best understood by studying the many excellent photographs that have been published in all the well known magazines (i.e., Life, Time, Newsweek, etc.) after the flights. No plans with the color schemes exist, I'm afraid. If you need additional detailed information I suggest you contact the Apollo Program Office at the address at the top of this page. . . ." With--Newspaper clipping and color photographs concerning the parade float portraying the 1969 lunar landing built by Brenda Ellenburg and the other wives of St. Clair Shores, MI, police officers in the summer of 1970.