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    Space Shuttle Enterprise Approach and Landing Test Crews-Signed Color Photo Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jack Lousma, Signed and Certified. A 9.5" x 7.5" color photo of the Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise with its four test pilots kneeling in front (NASA image "S-76-29562" as hand-notated on the verso) mounted to a 14" x 11" matboard, signed on the mat beneath as follows (left to right): "Gordon Fullerton" (crew 1 pilot); "Fred Haise" (crew 1 commander); "Joe Engle" (crew 2 commander); and "Richard H Truly" (crew 2 pilot). Between June and October, 1977, these four astronauts alternated in crews of two, performing the first manned captive-active and free flight tests in the unpowered Enterprise orbiter. These tests took place at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and were a very important phase in the development of the final design of the Space Shuttle orbiter. Lousma has signed on the verso: "From my personal collection./ Jack Lousma". Excellent condition save for some light age toning along the edges of the mat.

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