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Reply to Chairman Khrushchev's Message on the Flight of Commander Schirra.

October 06, 1962

[Released October 6, 1962. Dated October 5, 1962]

Dear Mr. Chairman:

I thank you and the Soviet people on behalf of the American people for your congratulations on Commander Schirra's successful space flight. Your greetings and best wishes have been conveyed to Commander Schirra.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Note: Chairman Khrushchev's letter, dated October 4, was released in Detroit with the President's reply.

John F. Kennedy, Reply to Chairman Khrushchev's Message on the Flight of Commander Schirra. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235825

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