JOHN GLENN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 250783
Sale Price $315.00
John Glenn signs a typescript form President Kennedy's statement on America's first manned space flight.
Typescript signed: "John Glenn", 1p, 8½x11. President Kennedy's Statement, February 20, 1962 re: America's first manned space flight.In part: "I know that I express the great happiness and thanksgiving of all of us that Colonel Glenn has completed his trip...We have a long way to go in this space rate. We started late. But this is the new ocean, and I believe the United States must sail on it and be in a position second to none. Some months ago I said that I hoped every American would serve his country. Today Colonel Glenn served his, and we all express our thanks to him." Glenn was thefirst American to orbit the Earth, February 20, 1962, returning to space at the age of 77 onOctober 29, 1998, on the nine-day flight of Space Shuttle Discovery. Usual black marks from photocopying. Light haloing of ink at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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