VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE - HFSID 46259
Sale Price $180.00
RICHARD H. TRULY and JOE H. ENGLE
Richard Truly and Joe Engle sign envelope commemorating STS-2
Commemorative Envelope Signed: "Richard H. Truly/Joe Engle". 6 ½ x3 ½. Black and blue cachet honoring the STS-2 printed on left side, postmarked 1981 November 12 Air Force Postal Service, one 20 cent stamp affixed. RICHARD H. TRULY (born 1937) was among the first military astronauts selected in1965 and became a NASA astronaut in 1969. In 1983, he served as Commander of STS-8, successfully completing the first night launch and landing. Retired Vice Admiral Truly served as the eighth Administrator of NASA (1989-1992) and was the first former astronaut to do so. JOE H. ENGLE (born 1932) became a NASA astronaut in 1966, tested the X-15, flew the STS-2, STS-51-I and was a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Over the course of his career he flew more than 155 types of aircraft. Engle is the only human being to have flown two different types of winged vehicles in space (X-15 & Space Shuttle) and was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2001. Edges and corners lightly worn. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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