Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union
Washington, October 6, 1962, 12:25 p.m.



826. Following message for delivery soonest to Khrushchev from the President:
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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./1/ Your greetings and best wishes have been conveyed to Commander Schirra.

John F. Kennedy