Major General Roy D. Bridges Jr. Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
NASA ASTRONAUT (Former)
Roy D. Bridges, Jr., was Director of NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, from August 10, 2003 until October 3, 2005. He plans to retire from NASA at the end of the year to pursue other interests. He is currently conducting a study for NASA's Associate Administrator on the headquarters' function that integrates institutional plans and budgets for all of NASA's Centers.
As the senior management official of the laboratory employing approximately 2,100 civil service and 1,800 contractor personnel, Bridges was responsible for the Center's aeronautical and space research programs, as well as facilities, personnel, and administration. He was also an advisor to the NASA Administrator on Agency programs.
Bridges came to Langley in 2003 after serving as Director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for over six years. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing facilities and activities related to the processing and launch of the Space Shuttle, processing and integration of Shuttle payloads and those aboard Expendable Launch Vehicles (ELVs), as well as final tests and preparation of elements delivered to the International Space Station via Shuttle. He was also responsible for managing the acquisition and launch of all NASA ELV missions.
Bridges is a retired U.S. Air Force Major General who has held many key space-related roles. Prior to his last USAF assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he was the Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California. He also was the Commander, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, and Commander, 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California.
As a NASA Astronaut, he piloted the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51F in July 1985.
Bridges is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering science. He received a Master of Science degree in astronautics from Purdue University, Indiana, and, in May 2001, he received an honorary doctorate of engineering degree from Purdue.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Most recently, he was awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award.
Bridges was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Gainesville, Georgia. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife, Benita
ROY D. BRIDGES, JR. A signature from the pilot of the Spacelab 2 mission Signatures: "Roy D. Bridges Jr", in black ink, 5x3. Roy D. Bridges, Jr. (b. 1943) was Pilot of space shuttle Challenger mission STS 51-F, also known as Spacelab 2 (July 29 - August 6, 1985). read more...
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ROY BRIDGES The space shuttle Challenger pilot signs below the quotation "study well and travel to the stars" Autograph Quotation signed: "Study well and travel to the stars,/Roy D. Bridges, Jr./Pilot/Challenger, STS 51-F", 6x4 card. Roy D. Bridges (b. read more...
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ROY D. BRIDGES, JR. The U.S. Air Force Major General is shown holding a space shuttle model in an official NASA photograph. Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Natalie Allen/with my best wishes,/Roy Bridges/Pilot/Challenger, STS 51-F" in black ink, Color 8x10. Roy D. read more...
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ROY D. BRIDGES, JR. Official NASA photo, inscribed with reference to his Challenger mission Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Chris Sutherland/with my best wishes,/Roy Bridges/Pilot/Challenger, Spacelab 2". Color, 8x10. Roy D. Bridges (b. read more...
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ANTHONY ENGLAND - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: STORY MUSGRAVE, MAJOR GENERAL ROY D. BRIDGES JR., KARL G. HENIZE, COLONEL C. GORDON FULLERTON - HFSID 131700CHALLENGER STS-51F Group photo of the Challenger's Astronaut crew Photograph signed: "Gordon Fullerton" (Commander), "Roy Bridges" (Pilot) and Mission Specialists "Tony England", "Karl G. Henize" and "Story Musgrave". Color, 10x8. Official NASA photo. read more...
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COLONEL C. GORDON FULLERTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN-DAVID F. BARTOE, ANTHONY ENGLAND, STORY MUSGRAVE, MAJOR GENERAL ROY D. BRIDGES JR., LOREN ACTON, KARL G. HENIZE - HFSID 51130SPACELAB 2: CHALLENGER STS-51F Color publicity photograph of Spacelab2. Photograph signed: Commander "Gordon Fullerton", Pilot "Roy Bridges", Mission Specialists read more...
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SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER - STS - 51F CREW - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN-DAVID F. BARTOE, ANTHONY ENGLAND, STORY MUSGRAVE, MAJOR GENERAL ROY D. BRIDGES JR., LOREN ACTON, KARL G. HENIZE, COLONEL C. GORDON FULLERTON - HFSID 296096SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER: STS-51F MISSION Commemorative Envelope signed by all seven crew members: Fullerton, Bridges, Musgrave, England, Henize, Acton and Bartoe Commemorative Envelope signed: "Gordon Fullerton", "Roy Bridges", "Karl Henize", "Tony England", "Story Musgrave", "John-David Bartoe", "Loren W. read more...
Sale Price $289.00