COLONEL DONALD H. PETERSON - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 46225
DONALD H. PETERSON Envelope commemorating part of JPL's Deep Space Network signed by one of Challenger's maiden crewmembers Commemorative envelope signed "Don Peterson". 6½x3½.
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DONALD H. PETERSON
Envelope commemorating part of JPL's Deep Space Network signed by one of Challenger's maiden crewmembers
Commemorative envelope signed "Don Peterson". 6½x3½. With ink stamp on left of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Echo DSS-12 antenna at Goldstone Space Communications Station near Barstow, California. Postmarked Barstow, California, Dec. 7, 1972. With one 11¢ National Parks Centennial stamp affixed. The Goldstone Space Communications Station is part of JPL's Deep Space Network which, among other tasks, maintains radio communication with space missions. The Echo site, which contains the DSS-12 antenna, is Goldstone's administrative center. Peterson (born in 1933), a 1955 graduate of West Point, was selected by NASA for astronaut training in September 1969. A member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 16, he continued with NASA after retiring from the military and was a Mission Specialist aboard STS-6, the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Challenger. During the mission (April 4-April 9, 1983), Peterson and fellow mission specialist Dr. F. Story Musgrave conducted an EVA. After resigning from NASA in November 1984, Peterson became a consultant in the field of manned aerospace operations. Lightly toned, otherwise in fine condition.
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