Two items: a TLS, signed "Virgil I. Grissom," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, August 1, 1961, addressed to Howard Sharpe, in full: "Thank you for your congratulations and thoughtfulness. The people of the United States, indeed the entire free world, are very happy and proud because of our successful space flight. Project Mercury is planning for more flights in the future. Let us hope that success follows success." The second item is a vintage matte-finish 4 x 5 close-up photo of Grissom wearing his Mercury space suit, signed in blue ballpoint, "V. I. Grissom." This photo was taken aboard the USS Randolph after Grissom was plucked from the Atlantic Ocean on July 21, 1961. He is receiving a congratulatory phone call from President John F. Kennedy. In overall very good to fine condition, with tape stains and toning to the letter, not affecting the signature; the signed photo is fine.
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