VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL JOE ENGLE - HFSID 46261
Sale Price $180.00
RICHARD H. TRULY and JOE H. ENGLERichard Truly and Joe Engle sign an envelope commemorating the Columbia Commemorative Envelope Signed: "Richard H Truly" and "Joe Engle". 6½x3½ . Black stamped cachet honoring the Columbia Space Shuttle on left side. Postmarked 1981 November 12, Cape Canaveral, Florida, three stamps affixed. RICHARD H. TRULY (b.1937) was among the first military astronauts selected in 1965 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), which made him the first former astronaut to fill the post. JOE H. ENGLE (b.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 lightly worn. Pencil note in an unknown hand on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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