JOHN GLENN - COLLECTION WITH GENERAL GHERMAN TITOV - HFSID 90510
JOHN GLENN and GHERMAN TITOV Collection containing pieces signed by the two space explorers Comprises: (1) JOHN GLENN. Photograph signed: "John Glenn". Color, 5¼x½.
Sale Price $2,400.00
JOHN GLENN and GHERMAN TITOV Collection containing pieces signed by the two space explorers Comprises: (1) JOHN GLENN. Photograph signed: "John Glenn". Color, 5¼x½. Pictured with the Mercury Friendship 7 capsule, in which he became the first American to make multiple orbits of the Earth. Fine condition. (2) GHERMAN TITOV. Photograph signed in Russian. Color, 4x5½. Signed above shoulder, signature light but legible. Signed photographs of the first U.S. and Soviet astronauts to make multiple orbits. Lieutenant Colonel JOHN H. GLENN, JR., who was selected as one of the seven Project Mercury astronauts in 1959, was launched into space on February 20, 1962. In a mission that lasted four hours and 54 minutes, Glenn made three complete orbits in his Friendship 7 capsule, and he became the first U.S. astronaut to manually pilot his ship when he had to compensate for a malfunctioning yaw reaction jet. On October 29, 1998, 36 years later, U.S. Senator John H. Glenn, Jr. of Ohio returned to space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, orbiting the Earth 134 times on the nine day mission. The 77-year-old's presence on the flight helped scientists study the effects of space on the aging process. Major GHERMAN TITOV (1935-2000) was the first astronaut to spend more than a day in space (25 hours and 18 minutes) during his 17-orbit Vostok II mission. During the flight, which was launched on August 6, 1961, Titov made a famous radio transmission from space, identifying his code name. The code name became the title of his 1962 book, I Am Eagle. Two items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 27x18.
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