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Sale 105

June 30 - July 1 2018 Manuscript, Space and Collectibles Sale

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Lot 845
Early Shuttle Testing Exercises, ALT Crew Signed Photo and SMEAT Crew Signed Cover + Photo. Nice ALT (First Shuttle testing) including a crew signed 8 x 10" photo in front of Shuttle Enterprise by Gordon Fullerton, Fred Haise, Joe Engle and Richard Truly. Also included is a postcard signed by Haise and Irwin as well as an 8 x 10 color photo of Haise smirking at a NASA technician Guenter Wendt which is stamped on verso "From the Personal Collection of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Pad Leader, Guenter Wendt". From the SMEAT (Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test). SMEAT certainly earned its reputation for testing, resourcefulness and pranks with their discovery of flaws among others in the urine handling system of SKYLAB which allowed the problem to be fixed, the removal of a tooth, and pretending they had a cat in the SMEAT chamber for the entire 50+ days. Both cover and photo signed by Bob Crippen, Karol Bobco and Bill Thornton. Estimate Value $400 - UP
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Lot 846
Mammoth Archive of the Flight Director's Pertaining to The Approach and Landing Test Program ALT. The Approach and Landing Test Program was a series of taxi and flight trials of the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, conducted in 1977 to test the vehicle's flight characteristics, both on its own and when mated to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft prior to the operational debut of the shuttle system. The success of this program accelerated the Shuttle Program, beginning in 1981. Offered is a heavy and very full file box of handwritten notebooks, printed Flight Test Plans, Evaluation Reports and nine (9) files of memos, notes and workbooks, all the personal property of one of the lead directors. These files and books are very nicely archived and a huge resource of the challenges and research prior to The Shuttle Program. Estimate Value $300 - UP
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