Lot #9011
Scott Carpenter 1962 Signed Letter and Photograph

Project Mercury's assaults on "the frontier of space"
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Estimate: $300+

Description

Project Mercury's assaults on "the frontier of space"

Two items: a TLS signed "M. S. Carpenter," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, October 30, 1962, in part: "Please accept my thanks, on behalf of the many thousands of people who contributed to the success of the mission, for your interest in Project Mercury. Although many are directly involved in each of our assults [sic] on the frontier of space, it is the interest and support of the people that sustains the effort"; and an official color satin-finish 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Carpenter in his Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip, "Scott Carpenter." Reverse of the photo bears "This paper manufactured by Kodak" watermarks. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an ALS by his wife, Rene Carpenter. From The Bill Lende Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #518 - Ended November 16, 2017





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