Boykin sent this message after Alan Shepard, the first American launched into space, returned to Earth. In the telegram he congratulates the president on the successful journey and praises Shepard for his courage and accomplishment.
Von Braun was the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center from 1960 to 1970, when he moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA. The newspaper printed this issue to celebrate the "von Braun era"...
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