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OS: 4-1: Astronauts: General, 1 October 1962

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Digital Identifier:
JFKWHCSF-0655-009
Title:
OS: 4-1: Astronauts: General, 1 October 1962
Date(s) of Materials:
2 October 1962-3 October 1963, undated
Folder Description:
This folder contains correspondence between members of President John F. Kennedy's staff and the public concerning space flight, including Colonel John Glenn's orbital flight aboard the Friendship 7 capsule, Major Gordon Cooper's orbital flight aboard the Mercury-Atlas 9 capsule (also known as Faith 7), and Commander Walter Schirra's orbital flight aboard the Mercury-Atlas 8 capsule (also known as Sigma 7). The folder also includes several letters urging the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to select pilots from underrepresented communities, including African American and Black communities and women, for training in its astronaut program.
Extent:
84 digital pages
Collection:
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files
Finding Aid | Digitized Content
Series Number:
37.
Series Name:
Outer Space (OS).
Preferred Citation:
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files. Outer Space (OS). OS: 4-1: Astronauts: General, 1 October 1962
Physical Description:
84 digital pages
Media Type:
Paper
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