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Item 6098 - Wally Schirra Signed Letter of Recommendation Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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TLS signed “Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, November 27, 1962. Letter of recommendation for Guenter Wendt. In part: “I have been working very closely with Mr. Wendt since our first manned flight of Project Mercury…Mr. Wendt…has the position of Engineering Foreman in charge of launch preparation of manned and unmanned Project Mercury spacecraft. He managed these activities extremely well during a close working arrangement with NASA engineers when the spacecraft was attached to the booster on the launch pad…The success of our five manned flights to date are far from mute evidence of the capabilities of Mr. Wendt…His friendship, his devotion to duty, and his high moral character have helped us to continue the successful efforts in establishing man’s place in space.” Also includes an official glossy 10 x 8 NASA photo of Wendt and Schirra discussing pre-flight tests, signed in black felt tip by Wendt. In fine condition. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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