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    Alan Shepard, Wally Schirra, Neil Armstrong, and six others

    Robert L. Rasmussen Signed Limited Edition "Naval Aviation in Space" Print, Presentation Copy, Signed by Nine Astronauts, in Framed Display, Directly from the Family Collection of Wally Schirra. A 20" x 27.75" (sight size) artist-signed and numbered color lithograph of a watercolor collage by noted artist (and Naval aviator) Robert L. Rasmussen, with scenes depicting various periods of the American space program. It is attractively double matted and framed to an overall 25.75" x 33.25". Nine naval astronauts have each signed in pencil in the bottom margin above their printed names, as follows (left to right, top row first): "Rick Hauck" (STS-7, STS-51-A, STS-26); "Alan Shepard" (Mercury 3, Apollo 14); "Neil Armstrong" (Gemini 8, Apollo 11); "Charles Conrad Jr." (Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2); "Jack Lousma" (Skylab 3, STS-3); "John Glenn" (Mercury 6, STS-95); "Gene Cernan" (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17); "James Lovell" (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13); and "Wally Schirra" (Mercury 8, Gemini 6A, Apollo 7). These prints were all signed during an event at the Naval Aviation Museum in 1989 to raise funds for the museum. A rare and desirable combination of signatures including the first American in space, the first American to orbit the Earth, the first man to walk on the moon, and also the last man to do so. Very fine. Included with this lot will be a signed Certificate of Authenticity from Wally's son, Walter.

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