Lot 4043: Wernher von Braun Typed Letter Signed
18th October 2018
Desirable TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, October 14, 1968. Letter to Robert S. Day, the treasurer of the Roger B. Chaffee Memorial Fund, in full, “It was certainly an honor to learn that you and your colleagues have named me as an honorary director of the Roger B. Chaffee Memorial Fund. I am only too happy to accept this generous invitation to serve in so worthwhile a cause. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee also honored me by extending their own invitation for me to serve. Please know that I appreciate this fine effort on the part of your community to perpetuate the memory of a brave and able man who did so much for this country. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity to cooperate with you in meeting your fine objectives.” In fine condition, with a light paperclip impression to the top edge. Established in 1967, the Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund awards a $3,000 college scholarship each year to an outstanding high school senior, in the Kent Intermediate School District, who intends to pursue a college career in engineering or the sciences. Accompanied by a carbon copy of Day's original letter.
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