Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test debrief for Launch day minus one briefing produced by NASA’s prime Space Shuttle processing contractor United Space Alliance, printed in full color with color images, entitled “Orbiter/SCA Mate-MDD, STS-107A OV-102,” 11 x 8.5, 16 pages, signed on the front cover in blue and black felt tip by the full STS-107 crew: Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon. In fine condition. Originally signed in person inside Kennedy Space Center for a KSC employee, who noted that it is the only one of its kind signed by the late STS-107 astronauts. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the crew of Mission 51-L in their blue flight suits holding their helmets, signed in black felt tip and ink by all seven crew members: Ellison Onizuka, S. Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ronald E. McNair. In fine condition, with some light bends and creases. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. An uncommon, and sobering remembrance of one of the darkest days in the history of space flight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Fantastic limited edition Space Shuttle commemorative pin set by Winco, 333/3500, consisting of all 135 official Space Shuttle mission pins, presented in chronological order on a print created by Blake Dumesnil. The centerpiece of the display is an exclusive, limited edition medallion minted with metal ingots that were specially flown on a Space Shuttle mission for the purpose of creating official medallions to commemorate the Space Shuttle Program and to honor those who made the Program possible. Borders feature four other commemorative pins and the solid brass story plate is cut in the shape of the Space Shuttle Program Commemorative Design. Beautifully double-matted and framed to an overall size of 32.5 x 28.5. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Winco as well as its original shipping box. RR Auction COA.
Superb collection of color 8 x 10 portraits of each member of the ill-fated crew, primarily official NASA photos, signed in black felt tip by the astronaut pictured. Signers are: Ellison Onizuka (ins), Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee (ins), and Ron McNair (ins). The Resnik and Smith photos are each beautifully suede-matted with commemorative plaques and framed to an overall size of 22 x 22. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Flown checklist carried on board the Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-F from July 29–August 6, 1985. Checklist measures 5.5 x 8.25 and is bound together by two original metal rings, with 49 tabs along the right edges of the page. Front is labeled “PDRS Ops Checklist STS-51-F,” is stamp dated October 2, 1985, and is signed on the cover in black felt tip by Gordon Fullerton. There are several highlighted lines inside the manual. PDRS stands for Payload Deployment and Retrieval System and covers all the components used to carry and remove payloads from the shuttle cargo bay. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, flown aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during its inaugural flight on April 12–14, 1981. Flag is affixed to an 8.25 x 11 certificate stating “Presented to Christine H. Boyle…It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission.” Certificate also bears printed signatures of shuttle astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen. Mild blocks of toning to flag, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.
Incredible color glossy 10 x 8 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the ‘meatball’ insignia, signed in felt tip and ballpoint by 26 astronauts, including 11 moonwalkers. Signers are: Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, John Young, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, Edgar Mitchell, Alan Shepard, Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, Michael Collins, Tom Stafford, James Lovell, Gordon Cooper, Frank Borman, Al Worden, Fred Haise, Wally Schirra, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham, Richard Gordon, Scott Carpenter, Stuart Roosa, Jim McDivitt, and Ken Mattingly, as well as the first director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Robert R. Gilruth. In fine condition, with a crease to the lower left corner, affecting none of the signatures. An outstanding photo packed with signatures that represent nearly every program and facet of NASA’s early years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.