S. DAVID GRIGGS - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: L. DONNA BLACKSHEAR - HFSID 46320
Sale Price $234.00
S. DAVID GRIGGS and L. D. BLACKSHEAR
Both sign a philatelic envelope marking the test flight of the Grumman Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA).
Commemorative Envelope signed: "S.D. Griggs", "L. D. Blackshear", 6½x3½. Printed cachet honors "Grumman Gulfstream II/Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)", 13-cent stamp affixed, postmarked White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, May 5, 1977. Printed below the cachet are the names of shuttle crew personnel including Griggs and Blackshear. He was aboard Discovery 51-D (April 12-19, 1985). S. DAVID GRIGGS was scheduled to pilot Discovery STS-33, a dedicated Department of Defense mission scheduled for launch in August 1989, but was killed in June of that year in the crash of a vintage WWII airplane. L. DONNA BLACKSHEAR (REYNOLDS), a member of the test flight crew, later became Manager of Space and Life Science Resources at the Johnson Space Center. She also directs DREME: the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational Science Literacy Foundation, dedicated to the memory of the ill-fated Challenger astronaut. Fine condition.
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