White House Guidelines August 28, 1997
By dIb, NARA, Date 9/3/98
March 15, 1984
MEMORANDUM FOR ROBERT C. McFARLANE
FROM: GILBERT T. NYE
SUBJECT: Prime Minister Thatcher’s Response to the President on US Space Station Participation
While on the visit to European capitals, Jim Beggs hand-carried a letter to Prime Minister Thatcher from President Reagan inviting the British to nominate an astronaut to fly on a future Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist. (Tab I-C).
At Tab I-B is a reply from Prime Minister Thatcher accepting the President’s offer to fly a British astronaut on the Shuttle. She also indicates that as a result of the meetings with Jim Beggs they will be entering discussions with other interested European ministers on a “speedy” response to our offer to participate in the US Space Station program.
That you sign the memo to the President at Tab I forwarding a proposed CABO Channel reply to Prime Minister Thatcher.
[RMF ticked agreement.]