COLONEL RICHARD "DICK" COVEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 298175
Sale Price $108.00
COLONEL RICHARD COVEYShown in NASA fatigues in front of a model of the space shuttle Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Myron/Best wishes/Dick Covey". Color, 8x10. Aeronautical engineer Richard O. Covey (b. 1946), a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and Purdue University, flew two combat fighter tours in Southeast Asia (1970-1974) before becoming a test pilot. Joining the astronaut corps in 1979, Covey flew on space shuttle missions STS-85, 88, 90 and 93, a combined 640 hours in space. He was mission commander of Atlantis and Endeavor, respectively, on the final two missions. Less happily, Covey was Mission Control spacecraft communicator on the ill-fated final flight of Challenger, voicing the command, "Challenger, go at throttle up." After leaving NASA, Covey was Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin (2006-2007). Fine condition.
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