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Lot #4370
Deke Slayton's Multi-Signed NASA Retirement Booklet

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Unique handmade scrapbook-style booklet prepared for Deke Slayton upon his retirement from NASA in 1982, 11 x 14, signed throughout in ink by dozens of fellow astronauts, NASA employees, friends, and personnel from across his prolific career—in which he was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, the first Chief of the Astronaut Office, Director of Flight Crew Operations, and Docking Module Pilot of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project. Among the multitudes of signatories are: Apollo astronauts Alan Shepard, John Young, Gene Cernan, Alan Bean, Ron Evans,; Skylab astronauts Paul Weitz, Joe Kerwin, and Jerry Carr; Space Shuttle astronauts Dick Scobee, Judy Resnik, Bob Crippen, Vance Brand, Don Peterson, Jeffrey Hoffman, Brewster Shaw, Norm Thagard, James van Hoften, Loren Shriver, Dan Brandenstein, Anna Lee Fisher, Rhea Seddon, Dave Leestma, Tony England, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Rick Hauck, Bob Overmyer, and Hank Hartsfield; Flight Directors Gene Kranz, Chris Kraft, and Glynn S. Lunney; MSC Director Robert R. Gilruth; test pilot Fitz Fulton; Gus Grissom's widow, Betty; and many, many more. Several images from the early Space Shuttle program are affixed throughout the book, with two inexplicably bearing autopen signatures of the crew members. In overall very good to fine condition, with light wear and toning.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration and Aviation
  • Dates: #691 - Ended April 25, 2024

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