Lot 8049: MR-2: Guenter Wendt Signed Photograph

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2017-03-23 15:51:35

Lot 8049

Official color semi-glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of the launch of Mercury-Redstone 2, the penultimate test flight prior to the first manned American space mission in Project Mercury, signed in black felt tip, "MR–2 Launch Guenter F. Wendt, Padleader." Reverse stamped with date, "31 Jan 61," and caption, "MR-2 at Liftoff (Color), w/Primate in Capsule. Pad 5." In fine condition. Mercury spacecraft No. 5 carried Ham the chimpanzee. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

Estimate: $200-400

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