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    Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) Crew-Signed Color Photo Collection. Twenty-five 10" x 8" NASA color lithographed prints, with printed captions or biographies on the verso, signed by the complete crew unless noted, as follows (numerical order):
    STS-2: Signed by both.
    STS-3: Signed by both. 8" x 10" (vertical).
    STS-4: Signed by both. 8" x 10" (vertical). Hartsfield has inscribed: "To Joseph Fricelli/ With Best Wishes-".
    STS-5: Signed by all four including William Lenoir (1939-2010) and Robert Overmyer (1936-1996). 8" x 10" (vertical).
    STS-9: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "To J. R. Schmidt/ from the STS-9 Crew". A few dings and two short creases.
    STS-28: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Joseph Fricelli,/ From the STS-28 crew!". Small area of light surface scratching affecting no signatures.
    STS-32: Signed by all five including David Low (1956-2008). Inscribed: "To Joseph J. Fricelli/ With best wishes,/ The STS-32 crew".
    STS-35: Signed by all seven. Bears 25ยข stamp and December 2, 1990 (launch date) cancellation from Kennedy Space Center.
    STS-40: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Mr. Ulrich Loffler,/ All the Best,".
    STS-50: Signed by all seven.
    STS-52: Signed by all six including Charles Veach (1944-1995). The Baker may not be authentic and the Shepherd is an autopen. Inscribed: "Sam/ Best wishes/ always!/ STS-52".
    STS-55: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford/ With many thanks for your outstanding/ support of STS-55!".
    STS-58: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al,/ Thanks for your patience and/ hard work. The fit is great!".
    STS-61-C: Signed by all seven.
    STS-62: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Al- With many thanks for taking care of us! STS-62".
    STS-65: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford/ Best wishes from the STS-65 crew!".
    STS-73: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "Al, Thanks for the custom fit!".
    STS-75: Signed by all six.
    STS-78: Signed by all seven including Charles Brady (1951-2006). Inscribed: "To Al/ Thanks for strapping/ us in The STS-78 Crew".
    [STS-78]: Real color photo signed by all five members of the STS-78 suit tech crew. Inscribed: "To 'Big Al' from your girls!!/ The STS-78 Suit Tech Crew!!". (not counted in above total)
    STS-80: Signed by all five. Musgrave has signed his first name only. Inscribed: "Ernst- Best Wishes from the/ STS-80 Crew!".
    STS-83: Signed by all seven including Janice Voss (1956-2012).
    STS-87: Signed by all six including Kalpana Chawla (1961-2003).
    STS-90: Signed by all seven.
    STS-93: Signed by all five.
    STS-109: Signed by all seven.
    A near-complete set of Columbia crew-signed photos. STS-1 and STS-107 can be found elsewhere in this auction); therefore, missing only STS-94. The "Al" in the inscriptions refers to longtime NASA spacesuit technician, Al Rochford. All photos are in at least very fine condition except as noted.


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