KARL G. HENIZE - ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 311975
Sale Price $90.00
KARL G. HENIZE
Signature of the astronomer who flew in space and died on Everest
Envelope signed: "Karl G. Henize", 6½x3¾. Karl G. Henize (1926-1993) was one of seven astronauts aboard the Challenger STS-51F space shuttle which carried Spacelab 2 and its scientific experiments into space (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. Fine condition.
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