Official color glossy 10 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of the crew for STS-62-A in their flight suits from the collection of astronaut Mike Mullane, signed in black felt tip by Bob Crippen, Guy Gardner, Mike Mullane, Jerry L. Ross, Dale Gardner, Brett Watterson, and Pete Aldridge. Also signed on the reverse, "From my personal collection—The mission that did not fly, STS-62A, to be 1st VAFB launch. Mike Mullane, STS 41D, 27, 36, 11/3/12." In very fine condition.
STS-62-A was a planned Space Shuttle mission to deliver a reconnaissance payload (Teal Ruby) into polar orbit. It would have been the first manned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, but was canceled when the Space Shuttle program was halted following the Challenger disaster.
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