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Invitation to Attend Space Launch 
29 September 1988 


f®©M: William Baker 

Director, Public Affairs 


TO: (Officer designation, room number, and 
building) 


EXTENSION NO. 








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20 September 1988 


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PAO 88-0322 


20 September 1988 


JUDGE: 


RE: Invitation to Attend Space Launch 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 
29 September 1988 


James C. Fletcher, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA), has invited you to attend the launch of the Space 
Shuttle Discovery (STS-26), now scheduled for 29 September at 9:59 A.M. EDT at 
the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. NASA plans to fly you and other guests on 
a 5:00 A.M. breakfast flight that day from Andrews Air Force Base to the 
Kennedy Space Center for the launch. After a four-day flight. Discovery with 
its five-member crew is scheduled to land on 3 October at 7:55 PDT in a dry 
lakebed landing runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California. 


Since you will be departing 30 September for St. Louis and will be 
traveling overseas for an extended period of time, I recommend that you 
decline this invitation. If you agree, a letter is attached for your 
signature. 

I 

Bill Baker 


DCI/PAO/WMB 


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Washington 0 C 20505 


2 7 SEP 1988 


Mr. James C. Fletcher 
Admi ni strator 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Washington, DC 20546 

Dear Mr. Fletcher: 

Thank you for your invitation to attend the launch of the Space Shuttle 
Discovery (STS-26) from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, the 29th of 
September. It was kind of you to think of me. I would like very much to be 
there for the event, but unfortunately, must decline because of longstanding 
travel plans. 

We will certainly be thinking of you and the other participants in the 
launch. I hope this will be a most successful flight. 

Sincerely yours, 

/s/Bffl 

William H. Webster 
Director of Central Intelligence 



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Wfashingon, D. C. 20505 


27 September 1988 


The Honorable James C. Fletcher 
Admi nistrator 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Washington, DC 20546 

Dear ^^^T'TeQher : 

Thank you for your invitation to attend the launch of the Space Shuttle 
Discovery (STS-26) from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, the 29th of 
September. It was kind of you to think of me. I would like very much to be 
there for the event, but unfortunately, must decline because of longstanding 
travel plans. 

We will certainly be thinking of you and the other participants in the 
launch. I hope this will be a most successful flight. 

Sincerely yours, 

William H. Webster 
Director of Central Intelligence 





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National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration 

Washington, D.C. 

20546 

Office of the Administrator 


Extcetive Registry 


88-3470X 


September 2, 1988 


Honorable William H. Webster 
Director 

Central Intelligence Agency 
Washington, DC 20505 


Dear Mr. Webster: 

On behalf- of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, I have the honor of inviting you to attend the 
launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-26). The date will be 
announced after the September 13-14 Flight Readiness Review; 
however, I expect it to be the last week of September or first 
week of October. 

This launch represents a significant step in America's 
return to leadership in manned space flight. To celebrate this 
important event, NASA will fly our guests to the launch. The 
day's activities will start with a breakfast flight departing at 
5:00 a.m. on the morning of the launch from Andrews Air Force 
Base, outside of Washington, DC, to the Kennedy Space Center. 

While we do not have a launch date at this time, may we know 
now whether you will be able to accept this invitation? Please 
call Mrs. Evelyn Thames or Mrs. Sharon Lord, Public Services 
Division, 202/453-8315, to tell us your decision. NASA is not 
able to furnish transportation for the landing, however, they can 
give you information about passes for the special viewing site at 
Edwards Air Force Base, California. The established launch and 
landing dates will be available by calling our 24-hour, 
nationwide information service number 202/755-8363. 

NASA has made significant progress in the past two years, 
and we are confident that the entire Space Transportation System 
is now ready to return safely to manned space flight starting 
with this four-day mission. The STS-26 crew — commander Rick 
Hauck, pilot Dick Covey, and mission specialists Mike Lounge, 

Dave Hilmers, and Pinky Nelson — will be deploying a NASA tracking 
and data relay satellite and conducting experiments in the fields 
of microgravity, life sciences, atmospheric science, and infrared 
communications experiments, as well as two student experiments. 



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I certainly hope you will be a part of this triumphant 
return of space shuttle flights. 



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EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT 


ROUTING SLIP 


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totirc Registry 

88-34 70X 

Washington, D C. 

20546 

Office of the Administrator 

September 2, 1988 


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National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration 


Honorable William H. Webster 
Director 

Central Intelligence Agency 
Washington, DC 20505 


Dear Mr. Webster: ' 

On behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, I have the honor of inviting you to attend the 
launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-26). The date will be 
announced after the September 13-14 Flight Readiness Review; 
however, I expect it to be the last week of September or first 
week of October. 

This launch represents a significant step in America's 
return to leadership in manned space flight. To celebrate th,is 
important event, NASA will fly our guests to the launch. The 
day's activities will start with a breakfast flight departing at 
5:00 a.m. on the morning of the launch from Andrews Air Force 
Base, outside of Washington, DC, to the Kennedy Space Center. 

While we do not have a launch date at this time, may we know 
now whether you will be able to accept this invitation? Please 
call Mrs. Evelyn Thames or Mrs. Sharon Lord, Public Services 
Division, 202/453-8315, to tell us your decision. NASA is not 
'able to furnish transportation for the landing, however, they can 
give you information about passes for the special viewing site at 
Edwards Air Force Base, California. The established launch and 
landing dates will be available by calling our 24-hour, 
nationwide information service number 202/755-8363. 

NASA has made significant progress in the past two years, 
and we are confident that the entire Space Transportation System 
is now ready to return safely to manned space flight starting 
with this four-day mission. The STS-26 crew — commander Rick 
Hauck, pilot Dick Covey, and mission specialists Mike Lounge, 

Dave Hilmers, and Pinky Nelson--will be deploying a NASA tracking 
and data relay satellite and conducting experiments in the fields 
of microgravity, life sciences, atmospheric science, and infrared 
communications experiments, as well as two student experiments. 


/- 2 Vj'/r 

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I certainly hope you will be a part of this triumphant 
return of space shuttle flights. 



ncerely , 




James C. Fletcher 
Administrator 


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