Apollo 1 Crew-Signed Color NASA Photolithograph
10 by 8 inch photolithograph of the astronauts in their aircraft flight suits posing with a model of a Block I Command Module. Mounted between two sheets of beveled plexiglass. WITH: 6½ inch diameter embroidered souvenir crew patch, and 6 vintage NASA photographs.
From the Catalogue:
SIGNED BY EDWARD WHITE, GUS GRISSOM, and ROGER CHAFFEE.
Apollo 1 was the first mission in the manned lunar landing program, which was scheduled to launch on February 21, 1967. Tragedy struck during a launch rehearsal test on January 27th, with a cabin fire killing all three crew members and destroying the Command Module. Investigations later determined that the cause of the fire was electrical; it spread rapidly due to the high pressure, pure oxygen atmosphere of the cabin. Items signed by the full crew are very rare.
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