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[i]I'm going to be honest here... what do you think i did first when i got the book...
I first flipped the pages to get to the part of the goodwill letters from the countries to the astronauts and landed right on what India had written... [IMG]http://collectspace.com/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
There it was, a typed letter from Rashtrapathi Bhavan signed by Indira Gandhi!! I was all WOW. I have never seen a Rashtrapathi Bhavan letter-head before you see. I then flipped and flipped to all the other neighbouring countries that held my interests to see what they'd all written. There were photographs of scores of letters handwritten and signed by leaders we've only read in history books! It was an amazing experience for me.
As always I have my personal favorite... The letter from Ivory Coast. It was so beautiful. Here is the excerpt...
"...I hope also that he would tell the Moon how beautiful it is when it illuminates the nights of Ivory Coast. I especially wish that he would turn towards our planet Earth and cry out how insignificant the problems which torture men are, when viewed from up there..." - Felix Houphouet-Boigny, President
Isn't it just lovely...
I then started all over again from the beginning. The quality of the book is just amazing. As in... the photographs, personal interviews with Neil Armstrong... I lived it all. There is so much information in this book and yet all of it comes with a touch of human hand.
Whether anybody is interested in history or space or books... it doesn't matter. It is a treasure that one would be proud to own..."[/i]
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