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Item 6099 - Gordon Cooper Signed Letter of Recommendation Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Three items: a TLS signed “Gordon Cooper,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, September 5, 1963. Letter of recommendation for Guenter Wendt, in part: “Over the period of four years, from 1959 to the present, the undersigned has worked closely in committee work, operational development, and in active launch operations with Guenter Wendt…His flight experienced operational contributions to the early planning for Mercury launches has been invaluable…His firm guidance of the launch pad crew and uncompromising, methodical preflight checks of the Mercury Spacecraft have resulted in a 100% successful launch record.” Also includes an official glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Wendt and Cooper with the Faith 7 capsule, signed in black felt tip by Wendt; and an invitation to a dinner honoring Cooper in 1963, signed on the reverse by Wendt and stamped as being from his personal collection. In overall fine condition. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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