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    NASA Astronauts "A-F" Signed Photos and Personal Notes. Twenty-plus signed items, as follows in alphabetical order. Unless otherwise noted, all are 8" x 10" color NASA silk-finish, red-caption photos.
    Taufik Akbar (Indonesian astronaut candidate). "Hi Pat/ I'm glad to get to know you/ We'll miss your jokes/ Akbar".
    Thomas Akers (STS-41, STS-49, STS-61, STS-79). "To Pat,/ Thanks for the/ super photo work!/ Tom Akers/ STS-41".
    Joseph P. Allen (STS-5, STS-51-A). A photo of Joe Allen and his young daughter, humorously inscribed: "I told you Pat - stay away from my/ daughter. She's at least 4 years too/ young for you!/ Joe Allen".
    Patrick Baudry (STS-51-G). Humorous inscription "What the hell Pat is doing?.../ That's a long time he has/ no film in his camera!.." and "To Pat. avec mon amical/ souvenir./ So long/ P Baudry"
    Charles Bolden (STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-45, STS-60). "To Pat Patnesky,/ Best wishes for continued/ prosperity to a great friend! Thanks/ for the years of catching me 'Just as I am'/ and providing my family with a photographic record/ of our experiences - good and bad - at JSC./ Semper Fi!/ Charlie B/ 12-4-90".
    Daniel Brandenstein (STS-8, STS-51-G, STS-32, STS-49). "To Pat---/ Thanks for the years/ of great friendship and/ super photos!/ Dan Brandenstein". No caption in margin,
    Daniel Brandenstein (STS-8, STS-51-G, STS-32, STS-49). "To Pat-/ Thanks for being/ a good friend and a / great photographer!/ Dan Brandenstein".
    Roy Bridges (STS-51-F). A 1986-dated note on mission insignia notecard. In part: "...Keep your chin up and your shutter finger limber. Things will get better again. In the meantime, don't let the bastards get you down."
    Sonny Carter, M.D. (d. 1991) (STS-33). "To Patty--/ With great respect and admiration/ for your skill and love of the Space/ Program/ Sonny C." With Post-It attached: "Pat/ thanks for all/ the great pictures/ Sonny".
    John Casper (STS-36, STS-54, STS-62, STS-77). "Pat-/ Many thanks for all the fine photos!/ John Casper, STS-36".
    Michael R. Clifford (STS-53, STS-59, STS-76). "To my good friend Pat-/ You make us all/ look great!/ Thanks/ Rich Clifford".
    Michael R. Clifford (STS-53, STS-59, STS-76). Note on blank page: "Pat,/ Whatever you need-/ just let me know/ Thanks-/ Rich Clifford".
    Michael Coats (STS-41-D, STS-29, STS-39). "To Pat-/ Thanks for all/ your terrific work! You/ make us all look good- must/ be magic!/ Mike Coats".
    Michael Coats (STS-41-D, STS-29, STS-39). "To 'Pat' Patnesky-/ With thanks and/ best wishes!/ Mike Coats".
    Robert Crippen (STS-1, STS-7, STS-41-C, STS-41-G). "Pat- It's a tough life!/ Crip".
    Robert Crippen (STS-1, STS-7, STS-41-C, STS-41-G). On Newsweek cover with Sally Ride photo. "Pat/ Thank you for/ your inspiration!/ Bob"
    Frank Culbertson (STS-38, STS-51, STS-105/108). "To Pat/ Thanks for all/ your great work &/ for being such/ a good friend/ Frank Culbertson/ STS-38/ 11-12-90".
    Brian Duffy (STS-45, STS-57, STS-72, STS-92). 8" x 11" color glossy, no margin, of Patnesky with Duffy in space suit. "To Pat-/ The #1 world-class/ pitcher-photog. Thanks for/ being such a great friend and/ not striking me out!/ Brian Duffy".
    Farouk El Baz (Apollo scientist). "For Pat,/ Who always managed to somehow/ make us look good. Many thanks/ Farouk El Baz". Photo three-hole punched.
    Farouk El Baz (Apollo scientist). Small note, in part: "Pat,/ The other pictures will be mailed soon. Anything for you, any old time..."
    William Frederick Fisher, M.D. (STS-51-I). A long, personal inscription, in part: "When no other photographer/ could be found, you were there; and when friends were hard to/ come by, you were there too... My only regret is that you never got to take pictures of the earth from space... William Fisher".
    Dirk Frimout (STS-45). "To Pat, thank you for all the/ nice pictures you took during/ the preparation for STS-45/ Dirk Frimout".
    All in excellent condition. Patnesky was the photographer who took the vast majority of these photos. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.


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