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Lot No. 974

Auction No. 33
Category Autographs
Est. $120
Status SOLD $120



Scobee, Dick & Enevoldson, Einar Signed 1977 Airmail cover with "F-111 Super Critical Wing NASA Flight Research Centre" cachet in green with "SPACE SHUTTLE FOR BENEFITS ON EARTH Edwards, Cal" pmk. Incls Chaucer Covers COA. Dick Scobee was killed while he was commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission. Some experts, including one of NASA's lead investigators, Robert Overmyer, who was closest to Scobee, believed most if not all of the crew were alive & possibly conscious during the entire descent until impact with the ocean. After the investigation, Overmyer stated, "I not only flew with Dick Scobee, we owned a plane together, and I know Scob did everything he could to save his crew. Scob fought for any and every edge to survive. He flew that ship without wings all the way down."