GREG JARVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 167295
Sale Price $850.00
GREG JARVISLetter written by the payload specialist to an admirer describing the kind of experiment he had planned on conducting during the ill-fated Challenger 51-L mission Typed Letter Signed: "Greg Jarvis" 1p, 8½x11. NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, no date but November or December 1985. To Gary. In full: "Thank you for your nice letter and interest in the Space Shuttle program. I have been re-assigned to flight 51-L and I will be conducting numerous experiments involving fluid dynamics during the mission. Enclosed is the autographed photo you had requested. Best wishes for the holiday season." Photograph not included. Hughes Aircraft engineer Greg Jarvis (1944-1986) was the Payload Specialist on flight 51-L, the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded 73 seconds after its January 28, 1986 liftoff, killing Jarvis and his six colleagues. Jarvis was originally assigned to be on flight 51-G but he and Charlie Walker were replaced by the first Arab in space and the first Frenchman on a U.S. flight, launched June 17, 1985. Jarvis was then reassigned to flight 51-I but he was bumped before the August 27, 1985 flight. In November, Jarvis was reassigned to 51-L. Creased at upper edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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