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    The Computer Bill Clinton Used to Send the First Presidential E-mail Ever, a Message to John Glenn in Outer Space!

    Original Laptop Used to Send the First Presidential E-mail, a Message to John Glenn in Space, with Bill Clinton & John Glenn Autographs Included. This fascinating collection is a one-of-a-kind assortment of material relating to Bill Clinton's e-mail communication with John Glenn when Glenn was aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998. On the afternoon of November 6, John Glenn sent an e-mail to President Clinton from Discovery, which was orbiting several hundred miles above the earth. President Clinton responded the next morning on the very same laptop offered here. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro with a power supply and an external floppy disk drive. The original e-mails can still be found on the computer under the AOL archives. Instructions for accessing the e-mails accompany the lot. A floppy disk inside the external drive contains the e-mail exchange between President Clinton and John Glenn. Glenn's e-mail reads in part: "This is certainly a first for me, writing to a President from space, and it may be a first for you in receiving an E mail direct from an orbiting spacecraft...It is truly an awesome experience from a personal standpoint, and of even greater importance for all of the great research projects we have on Discovery...We have gone almost a third of the way around the world in the time it has taken me to write this letter." Clinton responded, in part: "Thanks for your message...We are very proud of you and the entire crew, and a little jealous...At a camp rally in Queens, I asked an 83 year old lady what she thought of your trip. She replied that it seemed like a perfectly fine thing for a young man like you to do!"

    In addition to the actual computer used by President Clinton in the e-mail exchange, there is an inscribed 8" x 10" photo from Bill Clinton to Naval Commander Robert Darling, White House physician and owner o


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