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    "The Second Generation"

    NASA Astronaut Group Two: Large Color Photo Signed on the Mat by All, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Ed White II. A stunning and rare assemblage of signatures around a photo of the "New Nine," the first new group of astronauts chosen by NASA after the original "Mercury Seven." The Gemini Program had been announced and this second group was chosen to face new and more technical challenges; four of the nine had advanced engineering degrees. This photo pictures them wearing NASA training jumpsuits and gathered around a model of the two-man Gemini capsule; all are looking at the camera and smiling. Signed as follows (clockwise from top left): "Neil Armstrong" (faded), "Frank Borman", "John Young", "Thomas P. Stafford", "Charles Conrad Jr.", "James A. McDivitt", "James Lovell", "Elliot See", and "Edward H. White II". Beneath the photo, White has written: "The 'Second Generation'/ 17 September 1962" signifying the date of their announcement. This is an amazing group of American heroes and includes the first man on the moon (three moonwalkers total), the first American to walk in space, the commander of the first mission to the moon, and the commander of the first shuttle mission. Altogether, these nine astronauts flew on a total of twenty-five space missions. Framed to an overall 17.75" x 21.75". A very rare item from the personal collection of one of those very heroes. This hung in White's study until it was loaned to the Ed White Youth Center in Seabrook in 1972; it was returned to the family when the center closed in 2007. Some scrapes to the frame, fading on Armstrong signature noted, otherwise very fine. From the Collection of Dr. Bruce Wayne Overton.

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    May, 2017
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