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    Every astronaut that flew on a Mercury mission!

    "Mercury Spacecraft" Rare McDonnell Lithograph Signed by the Six Astronauts who Flew in the Program, from the Collection of an Astronaut's Family. A color image of the Mercury capsule with the escape tower atop, 9" x 14.75" sight size, double matted and framed to an overall 13.25" x 19.25". Along either side of the image are the mission insignias and flight information for all six missions, beneath which, each astronaut has signed, as follows: "Alan B Shepard" (1923-1998), "Gus Grissom" (1926-1967), "J H Glenn, Jr.", "Scott Carpenter", "Wally Schirra" (1923-2007), and "Gordon Cooper" (1927-2004) (signature a bit lighter than the others, noted for accuracy). The caption printed beneath reads: "MERCURY SPACECRAFT/ Designed and built by MCDONNELL, St. Louis/ for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration". An extremely rare, high-demand item. Heritage sold a similar piece in 2007 for $15,535.00 (Auction 669, Lot 25061). A matching Gemini piece is offered later in this sale. As-issued condition save for light bleedthrough at the top from the hinges used by the original framer, could by matted out; there are a few light scratches on the frame.

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    June, 2011
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