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Item 644 - Space Collection Catalog 386 (May 2012)

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Sold Price: $720.00 (includes buyer's premium)


A large collection of items originally owned by retired longtime NASA engineer John Reid. Personal items include: Reed’s NASA Manned Spacecraft Center hard helmet; his Kennedy Space Center identification card, marked ‘Retired’ at the top; one of his NASA mechanical pencils, a presentation medallion given to Reid as a member of the NASA/SCO Launch Team, July 16, 1969; a 25th anniversary presentation medallion; as well as a small square of shuttle heat shield, presented to Reid and housed in a small Lucite square.

Remainder of the items are housed in 23 individually frames of various sizes and include unsigned photos, NASA letters and memos (with printed signatures), and assorted commendations and certificates of appreciation (also with printed signatures). Some of the items include: a February 11, 1986, memo from Director R. G. Smith sent out after the Challenger explosion; a large display with a color image of Snoopy and a humorous certificate stating Reid is “certified to apply sealant to Skylab nose cones and subject the said sealant to a water test just prior to launch”; printed certificates in appreciation of Reid’s work on all the Skylab missions, a medallion, and a small swatch of unflown Skylab parasol; a letter from the Skylab I crew; a memo which accompanied an Apollo 8 medallion; an original ink and watercolor sketch of Buck Rogers, signed and inscribed to Reid in pencil by artist Rick Yager; Reid’s 1988 retirement certificate; and a composite photo of various launches and landing and Kennedy Space center, signed by Reid’s co-workers upon his retirement. In very good to fine overall condition. Please note: due to the size and quantity of the items in this collection, additional shipping costs will be necessary and are the responsibility of the winning bidder. RRAuction COA.

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