SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER - STS - 41B CREW - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: CAPTAIN ROBERT L. "HOOT" GIBSON, BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. "BOB" STEWART, CAPTAIN BRUCE MCCANDLESS II, RONALD E. McNAIR, VANCE BRAND - HFSID 52458
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CHALLENGER STS-11/41B CREW: ROBERT L. "BOB" STEWART, RONALD E. McNAIR, BRUCE McCANDLESS II, VANCE BRAND and ROBERT L. GIBSONOfficial NASA photo of the crew of STS-11/41B signed by all five crewmembers Inscribed Printed Photograph signed in Ink: "Bob Stewart", "Ron McNair", "Bruce/McCandless", "V Brand" and "Robert L Gibson". Also inscribed "To Michael Scocozzo-/With best wishes from/the crew, STS-11" in unknown hand. Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8¾ (one surface). Captioned: "Space Shuttle Orbiter OV-099/(Challenger) Crew Members" with NASA logo. The five-man crew of the first shuttle to land in Florida. The Feb. 3-11, 1984 mission included the first untethered space walk by Mission Specialist BRUCE McCANDLESS II (1937-2017) and a docking with the Russian spacecraft Soyuz-T10 on Feb. 9. VANCE BRAND (b.1931) was the Commander and ROBERT L. "HOOT" GIBSON (b.1946) was the pilot. This was also the first space flight for mission specialists ROBERT L. "BOB" STEWART (b.1942) and RONALD E. McNAIR (1950-1986, born in Lake City, South Carolina)… and the last for McNair. McNair's next assignment was aboard Challenger 51-L, which exploded 73 seconds after launch on Jan. 28, 1986. Lightly toned and creased. Stewart's signature is somewhat haloed, but remains legible. Pen skipped while signing Gibson's signature, which is lightly smeared, but remains legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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