January 26th Rare Autograph & Book Auction
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Wally Schirra, first person to fly to space 3 times, signed maintenance report twice in pencil on March 29, 1961 - once under 'Exceptional Release' and once under 'Pilot's Signature'. Flight report was for F-106A training at Langley AFB in Virginia, where most Mercury astronaut flight training occurred. Second is attached discrepancy report (two pages), listing problems, who discovered them and who corrected and inspected. Both forms are fine, with edge wear and some toning.

Wally Schirra( March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007) was an American naval aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, which was the United States' first effort to put human beings into space. On October 3, 1962, he flew the six-orbit, nine-hour, Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, in a spacecraft, he nicknamed Sigma 7. At the time of his mission in Sigma 7, Schirra became the fifth American and ninth human to travel into space. In the two-man Gemini program, he achieved the first space rendezvous, station-keeping his Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot (30 cm) of the sister Gemini 7 spacecraft in December 1965. In October 1968, he commanded Apollo 7, an 11-day low Earth orbit shakedown test of the three-man Apollo Command/Service Module and the first crewed launch for the Apollo program.

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Wally Schirra Pilots report from 1961
Wally Schirra Pilots report from 1961
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $246.00
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

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