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National Space Institute


The following letter was sent to Abe Mandell of ITC in New York by Wernher von Braun, president of the National Space Institute in September 1975, as Space 1999 premiered.

Among the notables of the National Space Institute board of directors are Dr Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke and Bob Hope.

The recommendation was noted on the Power records story albums.

September 5, 1975

Mr. Abe Mandell
Independent Television Corp.
555 Madison Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022

Dear Mr. Mandell:

The National Space Institute welcomes Independent
Television Corporation's new series SPACE: 1999.

SPACE: 1999 imaginatively captures the excitement
of living in the incredible age of space.

Freeing the creative imagination -- so effectively
accomplished in SPACE: 1999 -- characterizes
mankind's exploration of space.

The National Space Institute is concerned with what
comes next in our space program; what our Country's
long range goals are; and how we can make space
exploration benefit mankind.

Presented on the mass medium of television, SPACE: 1999
will stimulate the public interest in the potentials of
space technology in such fields as energy, environment,
natural resources and food production.

It is for this reason that we recommend viewing
SPACE: 1999, for the series can only make the public
more enthusiastic and concerned with the further
exploration of our universe.

Wernher von Braun

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