Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Mercury astronauts posing in front of an Air Force jet at Langley on January 20, 1961, signed vertically in blue ballpoint, “Scott Carpenter,” “Gordon Cooper,” “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Gus Grissom,” and “Wally Schirra,” in black ballpoint, “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and in black ink, “D. K. Slayton.” Photo is affixed by its top edges to a slightly larger mount. In fine condition, with Slayton’s signature very light, but still legible, and a few scattered light creases. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A scarce photo as the ones usually found lack Grissom’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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