MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE - ANNOTATED COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DAVID F. MANN, VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - HFSID 166112
Sale Price $180.00
ENTERPRISE TEST FLIGHT: RICHARD TRULY, JOE ENGLE and RICHARD MANN
They sign a commemorative envelope celebrating a test of the space shuttle Enterprise.
Commemorative Envelope signed: "Joe Engle", "Richard Truly", and "David F. Mann/11-15-78/MUGUT SMTAS ENGR", 6½x3½. Cachet honors the a test flight of the space shuttle "Enterprise," with Truly and Engle as crew, postmarked Edwards, California, October 12, 1977, embossed 13-cent Liberty Tree stamp. RICHARD H. TRULY (born 1937) was among the first military astronauts selected in 1965 and became a NASA astronaut in 1969. In 1983, he served as commander of STS-8, successfully completing the first night launch and landing. Retired Vice Admiral Truly served as the eighth Administrator of NASA (1989-1992) and was the first former astronaut to do so. JOE H. ENGLE (born 1932) became a NASA astronaut in 1966, tested the X-15, flew the STS-2, STS-51-I and was a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Over the course of his career he flew more than 155 types of aircraft. Engle is the only human being to have flown two different types of winged vehicles in space (X-15 & Space Shuttle) and was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2001. RICHARD F. MANN is a project leader in space shuttle telemetry and computer systems, employed by NASA and now by its contract partner, the United Space Alliance. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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