DescriptionSpace Shuttle Challenger (STS-6) Flown Malfunction Procedure Cue Card Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Paul Weitz, Certified and Signed. A 6" x 8" (including tab) two hole punched, heavy card stock cue card with drawn boxes and notations. The tab reads "RCS/ XFD" on one side and "RCS" on the other. There is a small piece of Velcro present on the front. STS-6 was the first ever flight of the Challenger; the mission took place between April 4-9, 1983, with four crewmembers- Weitz, Bobko, Peterson, and Musgrave. The Challenger eventually completed nine successful flights before the tragic STS-51L mission, January 28, 1986, that exploded seconds after launch, killing all seven aboard. Weitz has certified and signed at the top: "Flown on STS-6. From my personal collection. Paul Weitz CDR". Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed, handwritten Letter of Certification from Weitz on his personal letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that this malfunction procedures cue card presented with this letter was flown with me aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-6, its maiden mission, April 4-9, 1983. It was mounted on the instrument panel, so that any necessary corrective action could be accomplished in a timely manner. Fortunately, it was not used. It is from my personal collection of artifacts and has been in my possession ever since the mission."
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