COLONEL WALTER CUNNINGHAM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/11/1979 - HFSID 261521
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Walter Cunningham sends a typed letter to Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin inviting him to the dedication of Tranquility Park in Houston.
Typed Letter Signed: "Walt", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place, 1979 June 11. To Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin. In full: "As the 10th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, so does the dedication of Tranquility Park in Houston's downtown Civic Center. Tranquility Park commemorates the culmination of America's lifelong dream to reach the moon. Under the leadership of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, thousands of Houstonians have contributed to this development of three city blocks into an attractive green space that serves as both a park and an educational site. The dedication is Friday, July 20 at 12:00. Formal invitations will be sent in July, but I would like you to put this date on your calendar and join us for the ceremony and a special luncheon afterwards where you will be one of the committee's honored guests. You are probably receiving many requests in this tenth anniversary year of Neil's landing, but I am hopeful you will accept this opportunity to return to the city where we spent some of the most productive years of our lives. Please let me know if you can join us. Sincerely," WALTER CUNNINGHAM, (1932-2023) formerly a Marine Corps fighter pilot (1952-1956), graduated from UCLA with an M.A. in physics, and then joined the astronaut corps. He was LEM pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. Cunningham left NASA in 1971 for Harvard Business School. He has prospered since as an entrepreneur, radio talk show host and author. His astronaut memoir, The All-American Boys, was published in 1977, and he was a major contributor to the space history, In the Shadow of the Moon (2007). JAMES B. IRWIN (1930-1991) was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar mission, July 26-August 7, 1971. Slightly creased. Light horizontal fold touches the upper loops of the "W" and "t". Fine condition.
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