Gus Grissom and Al Worden: Handwritten Birthday Wishes to Jay Rathmann, Directly from the Jim Rathmann Collection. ...
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"Jay, this is to wish you a belated/ 'Happy Birthday.' On your birthday I was/ was busy making the first flight in/ the Gemini space program in my spaceship/ 'Molly Brown.' Two of the last people I/ talked to before the flight and two who helped/ me celebrate the success after the flight were/ your Mom & Dad, who are two of my closest friends./ You have great parents, be a great guy. [signed] Gus".
A wonderful and unique mention of Gemini 3, the first two-man flight of the U.S. space program. Some staining on the Grissom side but totally beneath the handwritten letter. Overall fine condition.
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