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What made me suspicious is the phrase "Or you could get on the net and find …". There's no date, the letter could be from a time when the Internet did exist but the whole "feeling" of the letter makes me think it was written a few years after Apollo 11, at the latest The Tweet has not provided you the letter to which Armstrong was ...


The Twitter thread gives an explicit source for this letter, 'A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong'. by James R. Hansen. This book exists, from Purdue University Press, ISBN 9781557539694 The publisher's blurb says: Artfully curated by James R. Hansen, A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong is a companion volume to Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters ...


@hdhondt's comment on the question made me aware that I totally missed the image is embedded in a thread and it's about the book "A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong" . It seems the letter of the teacher is from 2000, so Neil does indeed mean the Internet. That makes the whole story quite plausible.

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