LT. GENERAL THOMAS P. STAFFORD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/03/1990 - HFSID 309699
Sale Price $342.00
THOMAS P. STAFFORD
The Apollo 10 commander signs a 8½x10 typed note offering an autographed photo to a fan instead of signing a Space Cover.
Typed letter signed: "Tom Stafford", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x10. In full: "I regret that due to the commercialization of space covers, I am no longer signing them. I have, however, enclosed an autographed photo which I hope will be an acceptable substitute". Stafford, Burke and Heck, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia. April 3, 1990. Stafford has logged 507 hours and 43 minutes in space flight and wears the Air Force Command Pilot Astronaut Wings. He has flown over 110 different types of aircraft and has over 7,100 flying hours. Stafford was cited in the Guiness Book of World Records for the highest speed ever attained by man. This occurred during Apollo 10's reentry when the spacecraft attained 28,547 statute miles per hour. This set the world's all-time speed record. Stafford was promoted to Three-Star Lieutenant General on March 15, 1978. Normal mailing folds. Fine condition.
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