In 1961, aboard the Freedom 7 spacecraft, astronaut Alan Shepard (1923-1998) became the first American to travel into space. He was Chief of the Astronaut Office throughout the 1960s, grounded while he dealt with an inner ear disorder. In 1971 he was Spaceflight Commander for the Apollo 14 mission, and was part of the third crew to walk on the surface of the moon. In this typed letter signed, dated Nov. 29, 1967, Shepard regretfully declines an invitation to speak as part of the Hadley Memorial Fund lecture series. He writes, in part: "I wish my busy schedule permitted more time for this type of activity since I feel it is important to explain our space program. It is unfortunate that the time period you mention will be during one of our busiest phases and I will, therefore, be unable to accept your invitation." Typed on a 10 1/2" x 8" sheet of NASA Manned Spacecraft Center letterhead. Several light creases and a small hole in the blank top left margin where a staple was removed. Generally very good. Bookseller Inventory # A00282
Title: 1967 Alan Shepard Typed Letter Signed
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
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