Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Michael J. Smith Signed NASA Lithograph
Michael J. Smith Signed NASA Lithograph
Michael J. Smith Signed NASA Lithograph

Main Auction Page Next Lot »

Lot 27: Michael J. Smith Signed NASA Lithograph

The late Michael J. Smith is depicted in this NASA-issued lithograph of his astronaut candidate portrait, which bears his signature in addition to the inscription "Rick, Best Wishes." The back side of the lithograph is labeled "PHOTO NO: S81-25295" and coded "JSCL 243."

Smith was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in May 1980 and served as a commander in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, Deputy Chief of Aircraft Operations Division, Technical Assistant to the Director of Flight Operations Directorate, and was also assigned to the Astronaut Office Development and Test Group. As Pilot on STS-51L, Smith made the ultimate sacrifice on January 28, 1986 when he and six other astronauts lost their lives on board Challenger (STS-51L), which broke apart shortly after take-off. Smith was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004.

The lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles.

ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid and to accept a bid from a lower bidder for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.

Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 6 Bids: 18 Winning Bid: $955

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
279 2014 Mar 28 19:55:20 955.00
252 2014 Mar 30 06:07:10 905.00
279 2014 Mar 28 19:55:20 805.00
252 2014 Mar 27 23:08:09 755.00
279 2014 Mar 27 21:30:27 705.00
252 2014 Mar 27 00:59:49 677.00
252 2014 Mar 27 00:59:49 605.00
279 2014 Mar 26 15:34:38 555.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:39:51 526.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:39:51 305.00
145 2014 Mar 22 17:35:37 285.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:39:51 144.00
247 2014 Mar 22 01:10:29 134.00
247 2014 Mar 22 01:10:29 110.00
167 2014 Mar 21 18:36:32 100.00
167 2014 Mar 21 18:36:32 80.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:56:40 70.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:56:40 50.00