Hartsfield, Hank


In-person astronaut signature, adds Space Shuttle flights



Autograph ID: 1792
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1933-2014) USAF officer, to NASA 1969, 2 months after September 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing. Served on support crew for Apollo 16, Skylab 2, 3, & 4. Piloted June 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-4 with spacecraft commander Ken Mattingly, the last mission before NASA declared the Space Shuttle operational. Commander Discovery on its Aug. 1984 maiden flight. STS-41D crew earned nickname "Icebusters" when Hartsfield successfully removed hazardous ice-buildup using the Remote Manipulator System arm. His 3rd and last mission, STS-61A, was the first planned and controlled by a foreign customer, the West German D-1 Spacelab mission. It was also the first to fly 8 crew members. He retired from NASA 1998.

4 x 6 Smithsonian Institution Libraries promotional card signed in person on verso (over design of old map of the stars), (Washington, 5/31/06) adds his 3 mission numbers.”

Type: Signature

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