STAFFORD'S GEMINI 6 RECOVERY COVERCREW SIGNED.
Postal envelope with a Beck US Navy Recovery Force cachet. USS Wasp postmark dated December 16, 1965, the splashdown date of Gemini 6. The envelope is displayed between paragraphs of a Typed Letter Signed by Stafford.
With THOMAS P. STAFFORD'S signed provenance letter, reading: "The Gemini 6 envelope displayed below comes from my personal collection. The envelope was postmarked on the splashdown date of Gemini 6December 16, 1965. Gemini 6 was my first space mission with Wally Schirra as commander. We made the first manned space flight rendezvous with Gemini 7 already in orbit. Our flight proved that orbital rendezvous was indeed possible, which was a critical step to enable the Apollo Program to accomplish President John F. Kennedy's goal of making the first lunar landing before the end of the 1960s. Wally and I signed this envelope after the Gemini 6 flight."