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    Scott Carpenter Signed Photo with Extensive Handwritten Description. An unusual 10" x 8" silk finish B&W photo of Carpenter in his spacesuit (sans helmet), talking on the telephone after his orbital flight. It is signed in blue felt tip: "Speaking with President Kennedy/ on board USS Intrepid after/ 24 May, 1962 flight of/ Aurora 7/ Scott Carpenter". John F. Kennedy, of course, was a major advocate of the U.S. space program; it was almost exactly one year before Carpenter's flight that he announced to Congress his goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of the decade and asked for the finances to support such an accelerated program. Excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    19th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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