Scarce official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Williams posing with a model rocket in a formal half-length pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Johnny, with best wishes, C. Williams." In very fine condition. Williams, a member of Astronaut Group 3, served as the backup pilot for Gemini 10 and was then slated as the LMP for the Apollo 9 backup crew (the eventual prime crew for Apollo 12), but died in a NASA T-38 jet trainer crash near Tallahassee, Florida, in 1968, before ever traveling into space.
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