BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES M. DUKE JR. - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 293668
Sale Price $396.00
CHARLES M. DUKE, JR.
Handwritten letter to young students describing his walk on the moon
Autograph letter signed: "Charlie Duke" , 1 page, 6x4. To "Dear kids", in full: "The space program has been a great benefit to our nation. I was pleased to have been a part of Apollo. It was a great adventure to walk on the moon. I hope that some of you may go into space someday. Be diligent in your studies." Charles M. Duke, Jr. (b. 1935), a US Navy pilot selected in the astronaut team of 1969, was the voice of Mission Control during the first moon landing (Apollo 11). Duke was Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 16 ( April 1972) and walked on the Moon with John Young. On the Moon, Duke and John Young collected 213 pounds of lunar samples, remaining there for 71 hours and two minutes, before returning safely to earth with command module pilot Ken Mattingly on April 27, 1972. Minor smear at "Dear Kids" (legible). Ink not (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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