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    Elliot See Signed Color Photo Directly from the Personal Collection of Lola Morrow. An original 8" x 10" NASA lithographed portrait of See in a business suit next to the U.S. flag, captioned "Elliot M. See, Jr." He has signed in the upper left corner: "With best wishes to Lola - our girl Friday who takes care of more things that I could count - many thanks - Elliot See". Elliot See (1927-1966) was chosen as part of the second group of astronauts in September 1962. He was backup pilot for Gemini 5 and was slated as commander of Gemini 9 before a tragic training mission plane crash took his (and astronaut Charles Bassett's) life on February 28, 1966. See was born in Dallas, Texas and went to high school at Highland Park, just a few miles from Heritage Headquarters; he was recently named as a Distinguished Alumni of that school for the year 2010. A scarce autograph, especially desirable with its association to a NASA insider. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a handwritten, signed letter of authenticity from Ms. Morrow. It reads, in part: "Elliot was fairly quiet & very detailed minded. I once typed a memo from Neil [Armstrong] to him. In reading it, Elliot told me that I had made a typing error and was quite vocal. This upset me. After checking with Neil that I had not made a mistake, he signed the photo to me. I was taken back by his kind words. I think it was his way of an apology."

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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