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MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE - PAMPHLET SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - HFSID 51526

COLUMBIA STS-2. Pamphlet signed: "Joe Engle" and "Richard H. Truly", 4p, 8½x11. Illustrated NASA Mission Report: "Columbia's Second Mission-STS-2, the First Flight of a 'Used' Spacecraft".

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COLUMBIA STS-2. Pamphlet signed: "Joe Engle" and "Richard H. Truly", 4p, 8½x11. Illustrated NASA Mission Report: "Columbia's Second Mission-STS-2, the First Flight of a 'Used' Spacecraft". The November 12-14, 1981 flight, commanded by Engle with Truly as pilot, was the second shuttle flight and the first ever to be in a previously used spacecraft. The concluding paragraphs, headed : "Tiles Survive Mission Well", are ironic in light of the February 1, 2003 Columbia tragedy upon reentry. In part: "Preliminary inspection of Columbia indicated that it came through STS-2 with much less wear and tear than it did in STS-1. In STS-1, all or part of 16 heat-shielding tiles were lost and 148 others were damaged. In STS-2 no tiles were lost and only about a dozen were damaged and will need to be replaced...Columbia's exterior is covered by nearly 31,000 heat-resistant tiles that protect the craft. More than 2,200-degree heating was generated on exterior surfaces by the entry into the atmosphere on return to Earth." Slightly creased. Fine condition.

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