Official color glossy 8 x 10 red-numbered NASA photo of Mattingly posing with a model of a command/service module, signed and inscribed in thin black felt tip, "Hal Collins—Best wishes and thanks for all that you've done to make our job more enjoyable. Ken Mattingly.” Reverse bears "A Kodak Paper" watermarks. In fine condition, with a small bit of adhesive remnant and paper loss to top edge. Before he retired from NASA in 1973, Harold ‘Hal’ Collins proved himself an integral member of the agency’s landmark programs. During the early days of Mercury, he became personally acquainted with the ‘original seven’ as a contracting officer, and then went on to assist any number of moonwalkers during his tenure as chief of mission support for the Apollo program. From The Bill Lende Collection.
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