SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY: STS-29 MISSION
SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY - STS - 29 CREW - ENVELOPE SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS
Commemorative Envelope signed by all five crew members: Coats, Blaha, Bagian, Buchli and Springer, and by fellow astronaut Anna Lee Fisher
Commemorative Envelope signed: "Michael L. Coats", "John Blaha", "Bob Sprinter", "James F. Buchli", "Anna Lee Fisher", "J.Bagian",
6½x3½. Envelope postmarked Kennedy Space Center, May 13, 1989.
Space shuttle mission STS-29, the 28th orbital flight and the
eighth flight of Discovery
, was launched from Kennedy Space Center on May 13, 1989 and returned to Edwards Air Force Base on May 18. This, the third shuttle voyage following the Challenger
disaster, inserted a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite into Earth orbit. This mission is of special interest to UFO enthusiasts
, who claim that STS-29 was closely observed by an unknown spacecraft, but NASA dismisses alleged radio transmissions on this subject as a hoax. The crew was composed of Commander MICHAEL L. COATS
; Pilot JOHN F. BLAHA
; AND Mission Specialists JAMES P. BAGIAN, JAMES F. BUCHLI and ROBERT C. SPRINTER
. It was the first spaceflight for Lee, the second for Blaha, Bagian and Springer, the second for Coats, and the third for Buchli. ANNA LEE FISHER
, not a member of the STS-29 crew, had gone into space on Discovery
in 1984 (the first mother in space, and still a NASA administrator), has also signed. Fine condition.
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