VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD H. TRULY - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CAPTAIN DANIEL C. BRANDENSTEIN, WILLIAM E. THORNTON, COLONEL GUION S. "GUY" BLUFORD JR., COMMANDER DALE A. GARDNER - HFSID 136708
Sale Price $306.00
All five astronauts aboard STS-8 sign this commemorative cover.
Philatelic envelope signed: "Guion S. Bluford, Jr.," "Richard H. Truly," "Dan Brandenstein," "Dale Gardner," and W. Thornton," 6½x3¾. 18¢ Space Shuttle and 3¢ Fort Bliss rocket launching stamps have been affixed to the envelope which bears a scarce large pictorial postmark: Space Station, Downey, Calif. 90241, August 30, 1983 launched, with the added text: "the spacecraft for orbit ? it came from downey." In the early morning hours of August 30, 1983, Challenger STS-8 was launched at the Kennedy Space Center, the first nighttime launch of a manned spacecraft. Aboard were five astronauts including Bluford, the first Black American in space. Fine condition.
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