Air Force pilot (1930–1964) selected as part of the third group of astronauts. He was killed on October 31, 1964, when a goose smashed through the cockpit canopy of his T-38 Talon jet trainer. He ejected from the stricken aircraft, but was too close to the ground for his parachute to open properly. Rare ALS signed “Ted Freeman, Captain, USAF,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, April 11, 1963. Letter to an admirer. In full: “I sincerely thank you for your note. You too have set some goals for yourself, I am sure, and I know that one with your eagerness, energy and dreams will someday attain each of them. Several brochures are enclosed so that you may better learn of our many activities and airplanes here at Edwards Air Force Base. Good luck.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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