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DescriptionNASA Astronaut Group Eight "Thirty-Five New Guys": Separate Photo & Bio Signed Cover for Each. After a nine-year period where no new astronauts were chosen, NASA had 35 new candidates report to JSC on July 10, 1978, the day these covers were canceled at Houston, Texas. As you look at this list of names, note the many firsts: first females to fly, first two African-Americans to fly, the first Asian-American to fly, and the first Army astronaut. Sadly, four of this group perished in the Challenger disaster. Listed by group, as follows.
Pilots: Daniel Brandenstein, Michael Coats, Richard Covey, John Creighton, Robert Gibson, Frederick D. Gregory, Frederick Hauck, Jon McBride, Francis "Dick" Scobee, Brewster Shaw, Loren Shriver, David Walker, Donald Williams
Mission Specialists: Guion Bluford, James Buchli, John Fabian, Anna Fisher, Dale Gardner, S. David Griggs, Terry Hart, Steven Hawley, Jeffrey Hoffman, Shannon Lucid, Ronald McNair, Richard Mullane, Steven Nagel, George Nelson, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Sally Ride, Rhea Seddon, Robert Stewart, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Norman Thagard, James van Hoften
A fabulous group of 35 covers, each neatly signed by an excited new U.S. astronaut. First of these Heritage has offered. Very fine.
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