S. DAVID GRIGGS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: COLONEL KAROL J. BOBKO, CHARLES D. WALKER, CAPTAIN DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JEFFREY A. HOFFMAN, JAKE GARN, MARGARET RHEA SEDDON - HFSID 28921
Sale Price $552.50
Color publicity photograph of the first space flight of an elected official.
Photograph signed: "Jake Garn", "S.D. Griggs", "Rhea/Seddon", "Charles Walker", "Karol 'Bo' Bobko", "Don/Williams" and "Jeff Hoffman". Discovery (STS-51D) was launched on April 12, 1985. The flight carried and successfully deployed two communications satellites: Telesat (Canada communications satellite) and Syncom IV-3 communications satellite. The crew also carried out an informal science study of the behavior of mechanical toys in microgravity (Toys in Space). It was the first flight of a U.S. elected official, Republican Senator E. Jacob "Jake" Garn of Utah, Chairman of the Senate committee with oversight responsibilities for NASA's budget. Discovery (STS-51D) landed at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on April 19, 1985. Fine condition.
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