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    Signed by thirty-four astronauts with a combined 100+ space missions flown.

    Space Shuttle Enterprise Photo Signed by Thirty-Four Astronauts Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut S. David Griggs. A wonderful 13.5" x 10.25" color photo of the first Space Shuttle orbiter vehicle (OV-101) ever built, mounted to a 20" x 16" mat board with the signatures of thirty-four shuttle program astronauts surrounding. This dramatic photograph (NASA image S77-28200) was taken September 13, 1977 and shows the Enterprise orbiter parked on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base just after its second unpowered Approach and Landing Test flight, while the NASA 747 carrier aircraft and five T-38s fly overhead. OV-101 never made a powered flight and is now in the Smithsonian. There is a bit of minor soiling on the mat and one pinhole affecting none of the signatures, else very fine. Signed as follows (clockwise from 12:00 position): "Fred Gregory" (STS-51-B, STS-33, STS-44); "Loren Shriver" (STS-51-C, STS-31, STS-4); "George D. Nelson" (STS-41-C, STS-61-C, STS-26); "Anna Lee Fisher" (STS-51-A); "James van Hoften" (STS-41-C, STS-51-I); "Don Williams" (STS-51-D, STS-34); "Ron McNair" (1950-1986) (STS-41-B, STS-51-L); "Dan Brandenstein" (STS-8, STS-51-G, STS-32, STS-49); "Kathryn D. Sullivan" (STS-41-G, STS-31, STS-45); "Mike Coats" (STS-41-D, STS-29, STS-39); "Judy Resnik" (1949-1986) (STS-41-D, STS-51-L); "Dick Covey" (STS-51-I, STS-26, STS-38, STS-61); "Norm Thagard" (STS-7, STS-51-B, STS-30, STS-42, Soyuz TM-21, Mir EO-18, STS-71); "Dick House"; "Dave Walker" (1944-2001) (STS-51-A, STS-30, STS-53, STS-69); "Dick Scobee" (1939-1986) (STS-41-C, STS-51-L); "El Onizuka" (1946-1986) (STS-51-C, STS-51-L); "Jim Buchli" (STS-51-C, STS-61-A, STS-29, STS-48); "Bob Stewart" (STS-41-B, STS-51-J); "Brewster Shaw" (STS-9, STS-61-B, STS-28); "John Fabian" (STS-7, STS-51-G); "Steve Nagel" (STS-51-G, STS-61-A, STS-37, STS-55); "Mike Mullane" (STS-41-D, STS-27, STS-36); "Hoot Gibson" (STS-41-B, STS-61-C, STS-27, STS-47, STS-71); "Guy Bluford Jr" (STS-8, STS-61-A , STS-39, STS-53); "Rhea Seddon" (STS-51-D, STS-40, STS-58); "Shannon Lucid" (STS-51-G, STS-34, STS-43, STS-58, STS-76, Mir NASA-1, STS-79); "Dale A. Gardner" (STS-8, STS-51-A); "Jon A. McBride" (STS-41-G); "John O. Creighton" (STS-51-G, STS-36, STS-48); "Sally K. Ride" (STS-7, STS-41-G); "Terry J. Hart" (STS-41-C); "Steven A. Hawley" (STS-41-D, STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-82, STS-93); and "Jeffrey A. Hoffman" (STS-51-D, STS-35, STS-46, STS-61, STS-75). Note that this piece contains the signatures of four of the seven crewmembers that perished during the Challenger disaster in 1986. An amazing assemblage.

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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