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    Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-099) Crew-Signed Color Photo Collection. Eleven 10" x 8" NASA color lithographed prints, with printed captions on the verso, signed by the complete crew, as follows (numerical order):
    STS-6: Signed by all four. Musgrave has signed his first name only. Inscribed: "To Bob/ Best wishes from/ STS-6".
    STS-7: Signed by all five on a NASA real photo (S83-29016) with red-letter caption.
    STS-7: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Arthur/ With Best/ Wishes". John Fabian's signature is lightly brushed.
    STS-8: Signed by all five.
    STS-41-B: Signed by all five including Ron McNair (1950-1986). 8" x 10" (vertical). One horizontal fold.
    STS-41-C: Signed by all five including Dick Scobee (1939-1986). Inscribed: "To George - Best Wishes".
    STS-41-G: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Bob - Best Wishes!".
    STS-51-B: Signed by all seven including Robert Overmyer (1936-1996).
    STS-51-B: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al/ With thanks for your great support,/ the 51B crew". Three damaged or missing corners- could be matted or trimmed
    STS-51-F: Signed by all seven including Karl Henize (1926-1993). Inscribed: "To Sam Steiss[?] with best/ wishes from Spacelab #2".
    STS-61-A: Signed by all eight. Inscribed: "To Adam/ Best Wishes".
    A complete set of Challenger crew-signed photos, excepting the STS-51-L (found elsewhere in this auction). The "Al" in the STS-51-B inscription refers to longtime NASA spacesuit technician, Al Rochford. All photos are in at least very fine condition, except as noted.

    Destroyed in only its tenth flight, Challenger nonetheless recorded an impressive group of firsts. Carried into space aboard were: Sally Ride, the first American woman, Guion Bluford, the first African-American; and Marc Garneau, the first Canadian. Its accomplishments included: the first spacewalk during a Shuttle mission; the first untethered spacewalk; the first night launch and landing; and three Spacelab missions.


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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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