WILLIAM B. LENOIR - BROADSIDE SIGNED - HFSID 224214
WILLIAM LENOIR His ink signature in upper left corner of a broadside, a facsimile of the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963, also bearing a US post office "first day of issue" postmark from 1970. Broadside signed: "William B.
Sale Price $162.00
His ink signature in upper left corner of a broadside, a facsimile of the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963, also bearing a US post office "first day of issue" postmark from 1970.
Broadside signed: "William B. Lenoir", 8½x11 Facsimile of the text of the limited nuclear test ban treaty, bearing facsimile signatures of the representatives of the US, Britain and the Soviet Union on August 5, 1963. Superimposed on the document is an image of President John F. Kennedy. Near bottom edge are canceled US 3- and 6-cent stamps, postmarked Washington, D.C., August 7, 1970, marked "First Day of Issue." William B. Lenoir (1939-2010), earned three degrees from MIT in electrical engineering, including a Ph.D. (1965), and later taught at his alma mater. In 1967, Lenoir qualified as a NASA scientist-astronaut, serving as backup science-pilot for the Skylab 3 and 4 missions, and went into space as a mission specialist on the first operational space shuttle flight (STS-5, the aboard Columbia, deploying commercial satellites). Thereafter he divided his time between scientific and administrative duties at NASA and work in the private aerospace industry. Lenoir, who orbited the earth 81 times on Columbia and logged over 3,000 hours as a jet pilot, died of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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