NEIL ARMSTRONG LETTER
ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Typed Letter Signed ("Neil"), 1 p, 11 by 8½ inches, Cardwell International Ltd, Office of the Chairman, Lebanon, Ohio, August 24, 1981, to Lieutenant Col. Walter Pennino, former director of NASA's public relations program.
Reading in full: "Dear Walt: Please forgive the delayed response to your letter. I have been traveling a good bit and am consequently behind in the correspondence department. Apparently the Percheron is more a bronc than a draft horse. I was sorry to hear of the accident and wish them well. It's difficult to be certain from the information you provided, but my immediate impression is that the participants are insufficiently qualified and experienced. I do believe that the concept is possible, but good people are mandatory. As I am deeply involved in my current associations, I cannot, as this time, visualize circumstances in which I would be available to consider Mr. Hannah's invitation. Janet joins me in sending our best. Sincerely, Neil A. Armstrong."
WITH: Copy correspondence from Pennino in which he discusses the impending launch schedule for the Percheron Project (a low cost commercial test vehicle funded by Space Services, Inc. whose first launch failed due to an on-pad explosion without lift-off). Pennino additionally relays a job offer as CEO of Space Services, Inc. to Armstrong.