A gift from 81 space shuttle representatives
Wonderful color semi-glossy 10.75 x 13.75 photo of the launch of Columbia, the first orbital spaceflight of NASA's Space Shuttle program, on April 12, 1981, affixed to its original 16 x 20 cardstock mount, inscribed in the upper border of the mount, "To Bill Drewes—With our appreciation for all your support over the years. Congratulations upon a well deserved retirement and please stay in touch! Best wishes from us all,” and signed in the borders in black ink or felt tip by 81 astronauts and NASA personnel, including: Alan Bean, John Young, Fred Haise, Ken Mattingly, Ronald McNair, Judy Resnik, Bob Crippen, Owen Garriott, Hank Hartsfield, Don Peterson, Bob Overmyer, Jack Lousma, Joe Engle, Paul Weitz, Joseph Kerwin, and many others. In very good to fine condition, with a block of toning to margins and minor dings to corner tips.