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Sale 2470 Lot 25
"PRESIDENT KENNEDY WANTED TO . . . LAND A MAN ON THE MOON BEFORE THE YEAR 1970" BRAUN, WERNHER VON. Autograph Letter Signed, to Jonathan Cross, describing the circumstances of the two occasions on which von Braun spoke with John F. Kennedy. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, "Fairchild Industries" embossed stationery, written on two sheets; uncommonly good condition. Germantown, 9 March 1975
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500
". . . I do not know which picture with President John F. Kennedy you are referring to. I had an opportunity to talk to him both during his visits at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and at the NASA Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which, after his death, following one day after that visit, was named in his honor.
"During both visits President Kennedy wanted to find out what we were doing to make good on his promise to the American people to land a man on the moon before the year 1970."