KARL G. HENIZE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 24219
Sale Price $234.00
KARL G. HENIZEOfficial NASA photo of the astronomer who worked as an astronaut Inscribed Photograph Signed: "To Steve Mitnick/ Best Regards/ Karl G. Henize". Color, 8x10. Dr. Karl G. Henize (1926-1993), a senior NASA scientist and part of the Apollo 15 support crew, was one of seven astronauts aboard the Challenger space shuttle, which carried Spacelab 2 and its scientific experiments into space (July 29-August 5, 1985). A noted astronomer, Henize discovered over 2,000 stars in the southern hemisphere (they are marked with "HE" in star catalogs) and was renowned for his photograph of the Large Magellanic Cloud (MGC). In 1993, while climbing Mount Everest on a scientific expedition, Henize died of respiratory and heart failure, and was buried at 22,000 feet. He was 66. Paper clip impression just touches the 3 letters of inscription. Otherwise, fine condition.
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