SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA - STS - 28 CREW - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: COLONEL BREWSTER H. SHAW, CAPTAIN DAVID C. LEESTMA, COLONEL JAMES C. "JIM" ADAMSON, COLONEL MARK N. BROWN, RICH RICHARDSON - HFSID 296027
Sale Price $306.00
SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA: STS-28 MISSION
Commemorative Envelope for the classified mission, signed by all 5 crew members: Shaw, Richards, Adamson, Leestma and Brown
Commemorative Envelope signed: "R. N. Richards", "Brewster Shaw Jr", "David C. Leestma", "Jim Adamson", "Mark Brown", 6½x3½. Envelope postmarked Kennedy Space Center, August 8, 1989. Space shuttle mission STS-28, the 30th orbital flight and the fourth flight of Columbia, was launched the Kennedy Space Center on August 8, 1989, and returned to Edwards Air Force Base on August 13. This Defense Department mission - the fourth DOD-dedicated mission - carried a classified payload, believed to include two communication satellites, and even a classified altitude. The flight also carried a human skull rigged to measure radiation dosages penetrating the cranium during travel in space. BREWSTER H. SHAW, JR., making his third spaceflight, commanded the mission. RICHARD N. RICHARDS was the pilot. Mission Specialists JAMES C. ADAMSON, DAVID C. LEESTMA (second spaceflight) and MARK N. BROWN completed the crew. Unknown stain at "Richards" signature (legible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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