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    Gherman Titov's Speech as Presented to the May 1962 COSPAR Symposium in Washington, D.C., Signed by and from the Archives of Soviet General Nikolai Kamanin. A twenty-one page typescript in Russian (with handwritten corrections), 8" x 11.25" in size, regarding his Vostok 2 space mission of the previous August. The first page starts out: "Mr. President! Ladies and gentlemen!", then he thanks the committee for inviting him to take part. He immediately starts talking about how the age-old dream of spaceflight was now happening and mentions several names that helped lead up to the present successes- Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Tsiolkovsky, and Goddard. At the top of page one is written in blue ink (in Russian): "Report May 3, 62 Gherman Titov/ Which Titov read in my presence/ in Washington at the Symposium of Cospar A/ Kamanin June 16, 62". Titov was the first cosmonaut to pay an official visit to the U.S., a two-week trip in April-May 1962 with his wife and General Kamanin. Highlights included the COSPAR symposium and meeting President John F. Kennedy and John Glenn. Rare and historical. Fine.

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