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    United States' Mercury Seven Astronauts and Soviet Union's First Eleven Cosmonauts in Space: Two Separate Signed Photos in Elaborate Framed Display with Launch Photos, Engraved Plaques, and Flags. At left is a 9.75" x 7.25" (sight size) matte finish B&W photo picturing the first seven astronauts chosen by NASA for their Man in Space project. This photo, showing the astronauts inspecting a Mercury Atlas model, was one of a series of photos taken at Langley Research Center. All seven of these brave men, who laid the groundwork for America's space program, have signed in various inks with the earliest forms of their signatures: "Alan B Shepard Jr", "Walter M. Schirra Jr", "John H. Glenn, Jr.", "Virgil I. Grissom", "M. Scott Carpenter", "Donald K. Slayton", and "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr". To the right is a 7.25" x 11.75" (sight size) color photo of the Mercury-Atlas 4 at launch. Next over is the same size photo, the launch of Voskhod 1 in color. At far right is an ultra-rare Soviet photo signed by eleven cosmonauts, their first to fly in space, including: Yuri Gagarin (Vostok 1); Gherman Titov (Vostok 2); Andriyan Nikolayev (Vostok 4); Valery Bykovsky (Vostok 5); Valentina Tereshkova (Vostok 6); Vladimir Komarov, Konstantin Feoktistov, & Boris Yegorov (Voskhod 1); and Pavel Belyayev, & Alexei Leonov (Voskhod 2). At top are U.S. and U.S.S.R. flags with the engraved title "THE SPACE RACE." This triple-matted and framed display measures 48" x 24". Heritage has offered hundreds of space-related space displays since 2007; this one is one of the most interesting, creative, and exciting pieces we have ever handled. What a great display this would make for your home, office, or museum! The cosmonaut photo has some crinkling and both photos have variations in the boldness of the signatures. Very fine.

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    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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