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    Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) Crew-Signed Color Photo Collection. Thirty-two 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-41-D: Signed by all five including Judy Resnik (1949-1986). Extremely light soiling at top margin.
    STS-51-A: Signed by all five including David Walker (1944-2001).
    STS-51-C: Signed by all five including El Onizuka (1946-1986).
    STS-51-D: Signed by all seven including David Griggs (1939-1989).
    STS-51-G: Signed by all seven. The Fabian and Baudry are autopens.
    STS-51-I: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Bill". A couple of minor dings.
    STS-26: Signed by all five. Return to flight after Challenger tragedy.
    STS-29: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Renate/ Best Wishes".
    STS-31: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Heinz Strobelt - Best wishes from STS-31".
    STS-33: Signed by all five including Sonny Carter (1947-1991). Inscribed: "To Dr. Carl Seeger/ Best Wishes/ The STS-33/ Crew".
    STS-39: Signed by all seven including Charles Veach (1944-1995).
    STS-42: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "Al - Thanks for the great support!".
    STS-48: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Al,/ Where did you ever find such/ comfortable clothes/ Best Wishes/ From the/ STS-48/ Crew".
    STS-51: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford,/ Thanks for your superb/ support of our flight./ All the best from the/ STS-51 crew-".
    STS-53: Signed by all five including David Walker (1944-2001). 8" x 10" (vertical). Inscribed: "To Al Rochford,/ Thanks for another super job/ in getting us suited and/ ready for flight./ The Dogs of War.".
    STS-56: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford/ Thanks for all your help!/ The STS-56 Crew".
    STS-60: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "To Al/ Rochford/ Thanks for all/ you've done over/ the years to /support our suit/ needs!"
    STS-63: Signed by all six including Janice Voss (1956-2012). Inscribed: "To Al Rochford,/ Thanks for the great job on/ crew escape for STS-63!".
    STS-64: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford/ Thanks for your support/ during STS-64!".
    STS-70: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Al,/ Best wishes!".
    STS-82: Signed by all seven.
    STS-85: Signed by all six.
    STS-91: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al with best wishes from STS-91". Comes with a signed Letter of Authenticity from Cosmonaut Yury Usachev stating that this "STS-91 crew signed litho is from my personal collection."
    STS-92: Signed by all seven.
    STS-95: Signed by all seven including original Mercury astronaut John Glenn. Rare item.
    STS-96: Signed by all seven including Rick Husband (1957-2003).
    STS-102: Signed by the four-man crew (Thomas, Richards, Kelly, and Wetherbee).
    STS-103: Signed by all seven.
    STS-114: Signed by all seven. Return to flight after Columbia tragedy.
    STS-116: Signed by all seven.
    STS-121: Signed by all seven.
    STS-128: Signed by all seven.
    A near-complete set of Discovery crew-signed photos, missing only STS-41, STS-105, STS-120, STS-124, STS-119, STS-131, and STS-133. The "Al" in the inscriptions refers to longtime NASA spacesuit technician, Al Rochford. All photos are in at least extremely fine condition except as noted.

    Discovery was the third spacecraft to fly in the shuttle program. Its first launch was STS-41-D on August 30, 1984 and its last touchdown was STS-133 on March 9, 2011. During its twenty-seven years of service, it successfully accomplished thirty-nine missions, making it the Orbiter Fleet leader. Spending more than a cumulative one year in space, it traveled 149 million miles, and orbited the earth 5830 times. The first operational shuttle to be retired, Discovery is due to be displayed at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport.


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