Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Measuring 8" x 10.5", this manual was used by the late astronaut Bill Pogue to prepare for a U.S. Air Force exchange assignment with the British Empire Test Pilot School and as a test pilot for the British prior to setting a new world record for time in space (84 days) on the final Skylab mission. It includes a handwritten note from Pogue that reads "Before reassignment to serve with the RAF I audited (sat in) on classes in aerodynamics. My reassignment was to attend the 1963 Empire Test Pilots School and afterwards served as a test pilot with the British Ministry of Aviation."
This lot also includes a signed portrait print of Pogue.
A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.
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