Pioneers and future fallen heroes sign a complete Group 8 roster
Exceptional felt tip signatures of the full 35-astronaut Group 8 roster on an 8.5 x 10.5 custom-made cardstock sheet, including: Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Francis ‘Dick’ Scobee, Sally Ride, Guion Bluford, Frederick D. Gregory, Daniel Brandenstein, Michael Coats, Richard Covey, John Creighton, Robert Gibson, Frederick Hauck, Jon McBride, Brewster Shaw, Loren Shriver, David Walker, Donald Williams, James Buchli, John Fabian, Anna Fisher, Dale Gardner, S. David Griggs, Terry Hart, Steven Hawley, Jeffrey Hoffman, Shannon Lucid, Richard Mullane, Steven Nagel, George Nelson, Rhea Seddon, Robert Stewart, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Norman Thagard, and James van Hoften. In fine condition. This was a groundbreaking group, including the first American female astronaut (Ride), the first African-American astronaut to travel in space (Bluford), and the first Asian-American astronaut (Onizuka); four of the seven Group 8 astronauts (Onizuka, Resnik, McNair, and Scobee) tragically perished in the 1981 STS-51-L Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. An attractive and rare fully signed piece. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.