COLONEL HENRY "HANK" HARTSFIELD JR. - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ANTHONY ENGLAND, JOHN "ANTHONY" LLEWELLYN, BRIAN O'LEARY, F. CURTIS MICHEL - HFSID 54258
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HENRY "HANK" HARTSFIELD, CO-SIGNED BY JOHN "ANTHONY" LLEWELLYN, ANTHONY ENGLAND, BRIAN O'LEARY, AND F. CURTIS MICHELFive NASA astronauts sign a first day of issue envelope for the ten-cent Mariner-Venus/Mercury stamp First Day Cover Signed: "Hank Hartsfield", "Anthony Llewelyn", "Tony England", "Brian O'Leary" and "F. Curtis Michel", 6½x3½. First day cover of the ten-cent Mariner-Venus/Mercury stamp, postmarked "Pasadena, CA/Apr/4/1975". Hank Hartsfield(1933-2014) flew on three space shuttle missions in three different shuttles:Columbia (June 27-July 4, 1982), Discovery (August 30-September 6, 1984) and Challenger (October 30-November 6, 1985). Scientist-astronaut Anthony Llewellyn (1933-2013) was a chemist and NASA astronaut, first selected to join the NASA astronaut program as a space candidate in 1967. As a member of Astronaut Group 6, he participated in flight training but ultimately quit the program in 1968 when he couldn't pass the rigorous flight training requirements, particularly the "flying blind" test. Tony England (b. 1942) was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1967, serving as a backup for the Apollo and Skylab programs. He flew on Challenger STS-51F/Spacelab 2(1985) and racked up 188 hours in space.He currently serves as the Dean for the University of Michigan, Dearborn campus, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Scientist-astronaut F. Curtis Michel (1934-2015) was selected by NASA as a candidate in 1965 for the Apollo missions into space. He resigned from NASA in 1969 to return to teaching at Rice University once he discovered he would not be assigned to a mission. His time at NASA was sandwiched between years spent teaching at Rice University, where he retired in 2000 after 37 cumulative years. Residue of a removed label at lower right over which they signed. Fine condition. Glue remnant from a label at lower right touches two signatures. Overall, fine condition.
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