Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Reagan letter to Thatcher (space cooperation) [declassified 1998]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: Executive Secretariat NSC Head of State File
Editorial comments: Despatched1737 GMT. Declassified 2 September 1998.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 151 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Science & technology, MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

White House Guidelines August 28, 1997
By dIb, NARA, Date 9/2/98


March 20, 1984

Dear Margaret:

I am genuinely delighted by your acceptance of our offers to fly a British Astronaut on a future Space Shuttle mission. I am also pleased by the warm hospitality extended Jim Beggs during his recent visit to London.

I hope you will agree with me that international participation on the manned space station program can provide a highly visible, highly positive centerpience for demonstrating our unity of purpose, goodwill and friendship. Toward that end, I am hopeful that the London Summit can provide an opportunity for the participants to establish the political underpinning for this joint venture. I look forward to seeing you in June.

Warm regards,