CAPTAIN DANIEL C. BRANDENSTEIN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM E. THORNTON, VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY, COLONEL GUION S. "GUY" BLUFORD JR., COMMANDER DALE A. GARDNER - HFSID 172160
Sale Price $306.00
All five astronauts aboard the first shuttle to be launched at night sign a special cover.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Guion S. Bluford, Jr.", "Dan Brandenstein", "Richard Truly", "Dale Gardner" and "W. Thornton", 6½x3½. Space cover bearing 20-cent Hot Air Ballooning stamp, postmarked Edwards, California, September 5, 1983, with special "25th anniversary of NATO" cancellation. On August 30, 1983, the Challenger Space Shuttle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Guion S. Bluford, Jr. became the first Black American in space.Challenger STS-8 (Space Transportation System-8) landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California on September 5, 1983, the day this envelope was postmarked. Fine condition.
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