United States Air Force test pilot (1931–1966) selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and assigned to the crew of Gemini 9 with Elliot See; Bassett and See were killed on February 28, 1966, when their T-38 trainer jet crashed into McDonnell Aircraft Building 101. Uncommon official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Bassett in formal attire, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Norman Pavy, Best Wishes, Charlie Bassett.” In fine condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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