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40245: Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) Crew-Signed Col

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Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) Crew-Signed Color Photo Collection. Twenty-five 10" x 8" NASA color lithographed prints, with printed captions or biographies on the verso, signed by the complete crew unless noted, as follows (numerical order):
STS-47: Signed by all seven. One light vertical crease, rough at right edge, dings.
STS-49: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford,/ Thanks and best wishes!/ STS-49".
STS-54: Signed by all five. Inscribed: "To Lotte- Best wishes -". One severe vertical crease.
STS-57: Signed by all six including David Low (1956-2008) and Janice Voss (1956-2012). Inscribed: "Al - Thanks for the great support/ of STS-57!"
STS-59: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford-/ Thanks for suiting us up a few times!/ Best wishes from the 59 crew".
STS-61: Signed by all seven. Musgrave has signed his first name only. Inscribed: "To Al Rochford,/ Thanks for the great work on our crew/ escape suits!/ The STS-61 crew".
STS-67: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "To Bob,/ Best of luck/ STS-67".
STS-68: Signed by all six.
STS-69: Signed by all five including David Walker (1944-2001). Inscribed: "For Al Rochford: Thanks for your support of/ STS-69. Best wishes from the crew!".
STS-72: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "To Al-/ With our best wishes!".
STS-77: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "James- Best Wishes from the Crew of STS-77".
STS-88: Signed by all six. Inscribed: "For Joseph/ Best Wishes from/ the 88 Crew!".
STS-89: Signed by seven of eight (missing David Wolf) including Mike Anderson (1959-2003). Inscribed: "To Bob Glass Best wishes from STS-89!".
STS-97: Signed by all five. Light partial vertical crease.
STS-99: Signed by all six including Janice Voss (1956-2012). Inscribed: "To Joseph/ Best Wishes/ STS-99".
STS-100: Signed by all seven.
STS-108: Signed by all four.
STS-108/ Expedition 3/ Expedition 4: Signed by all ten. Real photo.
STS-111: Signed by all four.
STS-111/ Expedition 4/ Expedition 5: Signed by all ten. Real photo.
STS-113: Signed by all four.
STS-113/ Expedition 5/ Expedition 6: Signed by all ten. Real photo.
STS-118: Signed by all seven. Inscribed: "David,/ Thanks For the/ Great work on/ Endeavour".
STS-126: Signed by all seven.
STS-127: Signed by all seven.
A near-complete set of Endeavour crew-signed photos, missing only STS-123, STS-130, and STS-134. The "Al" in the inscriptions refers to longtime NASA spacesuit technician, Al Rochford. All photos are in at least very fine condition except as noted.

Endeavour, the fifth and final shuttle orbiter, was built as a replacement to Challenger, lost in the tragic explosion of STS-51-L soon after launch in 1986. Its first mission was STS-49 which launched on May 7, 1992, and its twenty-fifth and last mission was STS-134, May 16, 2011, the next-to-last launch of the entire program. After 296 days in space and 122 million miles travelled, Endeavour has been retired and will be displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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