is Pavel Büchler, I was born in Czechoslovakia and am writing to
you from an adress in Moon Grove, Manchester, Great Britain.
I want to tell you how, a long time ago, I sent a letter to the Moon.
I wrote it in the hope that, after Major Gagarin´s mission, space
flights would soon become a common thing, and I adressed it to «The
Space Station On The Moon». I stamped the letter with the most precious
stamp from my childhood collection - I sacrificed the triangular one from
Madagascar - and dropped it in the post box on thr corner of our street.
Some seven years later, one evening in July 1969, I rushed home to catch
the TV transmission from the Moon landing. Armstrong´s voice was
indistinct, at times drowning in the crackleof the radio signal. But I
didn´t understand English anyway and had to wait for the commentary
at the end of the broadcast to learn what he said. Not a word about a
Moon Grove, Manchester.