Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    NASA Group Eight Astronauts: Color NASA Photo Signed by All Thirty-Five in Framed Display. An 8" x 10" NASA litho print bearing small portraits of all members of this class, titled "Astronaut Candidates Selected January, 1978". It has been signed by every member on or below their respective image. This was the first new group picked by NASA since 1969. Since there was such a long period between Apollo/ Skylab and the Space Shuttle program, many of the earlier astronauts had resigned or retired. This class, humorously known as "TFNG" (Thirty-Five New Guys) was intended to build the corps back up to full strength; they were divided into two groups as seen in the list that follows (shows number of flights for each). Pilots: Daniel Brandenstein (4), Michael Coats (3), Richard Covey (4), John Creighton (3), Robert Gibson (5), Frederick D. Gregory (3), Frederick Hauck (3), Jon McBride (1), Francis "Dick" Scobee (2), Brewster Shaw (3), Loren Shriver (3), David Walker (4), and Donald Williams (2). Mission Specialists: Guion Bluford (4), James Buchli (4), John Fabian (2), Anna Fisher (1), Dale Gardner (2), S. David Griggs (1), Terry Hart (1), Steven Hawley (5), Jeffrey Hoffman (5), Shannon Lucid (5), Ronald McNair (2), Richard Mullane (3), Steven Nagel (4), George Nelson (3), Ellison Onizuka (2), Judith Resnik (2), Sally Ride (2), Rhea Seddon (3), Robert Stewart (2), Kathryn D. Sullivan (3), Norman Thagard (5), and James van Hoften (2). This was quite an active group as every member flew at least once. There were numerous American space "firsts" among them: first woman (Sally Ride); first African-American (Guion Bluford); first Jewish-American (Judy Resnik); first Asian-American (Ellison Onizuka); first woman EVA (Kathryn Sullivan); and first Army astronaut (Robert Stewart). Tragically, four members of this class would perish in the STS-51-L Challenger accident (Scobee, Resnik, Onizuka, and McNair). An amazing assemblage of signatures, matted and framed to an overall 13.25" x 15.25" and ready for your wall. Excellent.

    Also included in this lot is a NASA STS-41-D crew color litho print signed authentically by "Judy Resnik", "Mike Mullane", "Steve Hawley", "Hank Hartsfield", and "Mike Coats" with an autopen signature of Charles Walker. Framed to an overall 11.25" x 8.75". Excellent.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information.

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    6th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 349

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $616,190