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Item 6100 - Deke Slayton Signed Letter of Recommendation Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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TLS signed “D. K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, July 25, 1966. Letter of recommendation for Guenter Wendt. In part: “Mr. Gunther [sic] Wendt has been the pad leader on every manned space mission flown in this country. In this position, he has been responsible for the final checkout of the spacecraft, launch countdowns, and crew insertion. He is normally the last man each crew member sees before the hatch is closed for launch…Mr. Wendt insists on perfection from himself and all his associates…From a flight crew point of view, we would specifically like to see him continue as a pad leader on all manned space flights independently of who manufactures the spacecraft. All our flight crews have complete confidence in his abilities which is very important to successful manned space flights. Beyond his obviously superior technical talents, Mr. Wendt has an outstanding sense of humor which has always been helpful in relaxing the crew in the normally most tense part of the mission.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creases. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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