Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This STS-8 vintage mission patch and cue card flew on Space Shuttle Challenger on August 30 - September 5, 1983. The patch and collage are attached to a posterboard featuring photos from the mission and signed (first name only) by the five crewmembers: Guion Bluford, Dan Brandenstein, the late Dale Gardner, William Thornton, and Richard Truly.
Astronaut Mary Cleave donated the piece, which was a gift to her from the crew of STS-8 and features the additional inscription, "Thanks for helping to make our on-orbit ops go smoothly!!" Cleave served on the support crew for STS-8; it was a NASA tradition that crews present key ground support members with a flown item from their mission.
The cue card measures approx. 6.25" x 8.25"; the presentation posterboard measures 14.5" x 20.5". The entire presentation has been mounted and framed using archival methods. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by ASF 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.
Bidding on this lot concluded on September 25, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT.
Bidders: 4 Bids: 9 Winning Bid: $370
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|118||2015 Sep 26 00:59:49 GMT||$370|
|215||2015 Sep 25 18:48:13 GMT||$350|
|215||2015 Sep 25 18:48:13 GMT||$335|
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|215||2015 Sep 25 18:48:13 GMT||$295|
|242||2015 Sep 25 23:54:45 GMT||$275|
|215||2015 Sep 25 18:48:13 GMT||$245|
|127||2015 Sep 19 21:49:26 GMT||$225|
|127||2015 Sep 19 21:49:26 GMT||$100|