MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - HFSID 136684
Sale Price $270.00
RICHARD TRULY and JOE ENGLE
Inscribed and signed NASA photo, with space shuttle Enterprise behind them.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To James Blake/Best Regards/from the crew of /'Enterprise'/Joe Engle" and " Richard H. Truly", "Joe Engle". Color, 10x8. Official NASA photo. RICHARD H. TRULY (born 1937) was among the first military astronauts selected in1965 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. On March 12, 1981, Engle and Truly flew the second test mission of the first space shuttle, Columbia, thus becoming the first crew of a previously used space vehicle. Fine condition.
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