Lot 9526: Bob Overmyer’s Challenger Patch and Sticker

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2015-10-06 13:10:51

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Lot 9526: Four items: a sticker and embroidered patch of the STS-51L mission insignia, both measuring 4.5 x 4, presented to Space Shuttle astronaut Bob Overmyer by friend and fellow astronaut Dick Scobee, the commander of the ill-fated Challenger mission; an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Overmyer in his orange spacesuit, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Brian, with good luck, Bob Overmyer"; and a TLS signed "Bob Overmyer," one page, 8.5 x 11, McDonnell Douglas letterhead, January 7, 1991, in part: "It is reassuring to know of your interest in our universe and the continued manned exploration of space. My career as an astronaut was extremely rewarding, and I feel privileged to have been a part of the Shuttle Transportation System." In overall fine condition. Provenance: Superior Galleries Auction, Fall 2000, and Aurora Galleries, spring 2007. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from Overmyer's wife, Katherine, in full: "This patch of STS 51L was presented to Bob Overmyer by Dick Scobee. Bob and Dick owned this Starduster II Bi Plane together and Bob taught Dick's son to fly." Also accompanied by a copy of a photo of the referenced biplane. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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