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Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy
Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy
Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy
Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy
Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy

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Lot 3: Carpenter Signed Vintage NASA B&W Glossy

This vintage black and white glossy bears the signature of the late Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter, who also added his mission, "Aurora 7," incorporating the Mercury 7 insignia into the inscription.

This black-and-white 8" x 10" print depicts Carpenter as he leaves the transfer van which brought him from Hangar S to Pad 14, where he boarded the Aurora 7 spacecraft. The print is labeled "NASA Photo 62-MA7-96" and is dated for immediate release May 24, 1962, the same day as Carpenter's launch.

Carpenter flew the United States' second orbital flight on May 24, 1962. He piloted the Aurora 7 through three revolutions of the Earth, reaching a maximum altitude of 164 miles. Sadly, Carpenter passed away on October 10, 2013. As one of the founders of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Carpenter played an integral role in guiding the Foundation over the last three decades.

This print has been matted and framed, using archival methods, alongside a brightly-colored contemporary Aurora 7 mission patch; the final presentation measures approximately 13.25 x 14.25". It 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 bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason with 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: 11 Bids: 25 Winning Bid: $450

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
297 2014 Mar 30 14:17:57 450.00
107 2014 Mar 30 13:45:57 435.00
107 2014 Mar 30 13:45:57 420.00
297 2014 Mar 29 23:38:53 400.00
297 2014 Mar 29 23:38:53 395.00
107 2014 Mar 25 18:43:29 375.00
237 2014 Mar 26 13:52:11 375.00
107 2014 Mar 25 18:43:29 320.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:03:19 300.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:03:19 270.00
237 2014 Mar 24 13:38:22 250.00
237 2014 Mar 24 13:38:22 220.00
167 2014 Mar 22 00:29:46 200.00
228 2014 Mar 23 08:52:23 200.00
167 2014 Mar 22 00:29:46 170.00
197 2014 Mar 22 01:36:12 160.00
167 2014 Mar 22 00:29:46 150.00
137 2014 Mar 21 22:28:51 140.00
167 2014 Mar 21 19:05:39 130.00
211 2014 Mar 21 16:59:27 120.00
211 2014 Mar 21 16:59:27 110.00
228 2014 Mar 21 15:25:29 100.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:41:24 99.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:41:24 60.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:05:41 50.00