COLONEL GUION S. "GUY" BLUFORD JR. - HAND/FOOT PRINT OR SKETCH SIGNED - HFSID 289719
GUION S. BLUFORD, JR. Traced left hand signed by the first African-American astronaut Hand print signed: "G. S. Bluford Jr/NASA Astronaut". 7½x11. Bluford's first official NASA photograph with short biography on verso. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., a U.S.
Sale Price $176.00
GUION S. BLUFORD, JR.
Traced left hand signed by the first African-American astronaut
Hand print signed: "G. S. Bluford Jr/NASA Astronaut". 7½x11. Bluford's first official NASA photograph with short biography on verso. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., a U.S. Air Force Major, was among 35 astronaut candidates selected by NASA in January 1978, and became the first Black American in space five years later as a member of the five-man crew of the space shuttle Challenger. The mission (August 30-September 5, 1983) was the first night launch from Kennedy Space Center, and successfully launched a weather/communications satellite for India. Bluford returned to space aboard the Challenger on October 30-November 6, 1985, as a member of the first eight-person crew on the first German Spacelab 1-D mission; the Germans aboard conducted scientific experiments. Aboard the space shuttle Discovery from April 28-May 6, 1991, Bluford was one of seven crew members testing detection devices and successfully recovering the Star Wars satellite. Bluford's fourth and final mission took place on the Discovery from December 2-9, 1992, two weeks after Bluford turned 50; this was the last scheduled military flight for the space shuttle, which launched a secret military satellite. Light diagonal crease at lower right background. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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