THE PRESIDENT. Hello, Commander? Are you all three on?
COMMANDER RICHARD F. GORDON, JR. Yes, sir, we are all on the phone.
THE PRESIDENT. I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you back. I only wish that I could be out there for the splashdown.
We all went with you on television. I can't say that I followed every bit of it. But I can assure you that millions here in the United States and around the world were watching.
I am just tremendously proud, personally, and speaking also representing the American people, of what you have done.
As you know, before you took off, we talked on the phone that night and I invited you and your wives to come to the White House for dinner. I just want to be sure you can make that date.
COMMANDER GORDON. Yes, sir, we will be there.
THE PRESIDENT. Fine. We will expect to see you after you get out of quarantine.
And now there is one other thing that I think I should tell you. I have noticed that you have been responsib ...read full document