MERCURY POSTAL COVERSIGNED.
Postal envelope with four Mercury Program stamps, having a First Day of Issue Cape Canaveral postmark dated February 20, 1962, the launch and flight date of the Friendship 7 flight. The envelope is displayed between paragraphs of a Typed Letter Signed by Stafford.
Thomas P. Stafford's provenance letter reads: "The Mercury envelope displayed below comes from my personal collection. I was selected by NASA in 1962 to be a member of the second group of astronauts, the same year of John Glenn's flight. The envelope was postmarked the day of John's launch and flightFebruary 20, 1962. The envelope has been signed by astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and Wally Schirraall who were Mercury astronauts selected in 1959. I later flew with Wally on the Gemini 6 mission during December 1965. The envelope has a mailing label with the 435 Bayou View Drive address in Seabrook, Texasmy home near the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center during the 1960s and early 1970s."