Extremely rare 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 1 crew posing in their blue flight suits with a model of their capsule, signed in black felt tip, “Ed White,” “Gus Grissom,” and “Rog Chaffee.” In very good condition, with a noticeable horizontal crease slightly above the center of the photo, affecting White’s and Chaffee’s facial areas and some scattered foxing to borders. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained in the first week of January 1967 by a personal friend of Grissom’s after a nightclub performance in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Only 20 to 25+ Apollo 1 crew-signed portraits are believed to exist, and they are easily considered the rarest of all Apollo crew signed portraits, even more so in the case of Chaffee’s less-formal signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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