62. Letter From the Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council (Welsh) to Secretary of State Rusk 1

Dear Mr. Secretary:

The Vice President has urged me to transmit to you and to Jim Webb the necessity for greater emphasis upon international cooperation in space activities, with both the U.S.S.R. and the non-communist countries. I am writing Webb separately on this matter.

The remarks of the President and you at the recent Space Treaty ceremony form an excellent foundation for this additional attention.2


E. C. Welsh
  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Central Files, 1967–69, SP 10 US. No classification marking. A copy was sent to Vice President Humphrey.
  2. In his remarks, the President noted that the space age had begun just one decade ago on October 4, 1957. (Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967, Book II, pp. 918–920)