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stsmithva
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posted 06-21-2020 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have decided to sell several dozen items from my collection: autographs, flown items, rare items used in training, etc. This post will include the Skylab, shuttle and Soviet and Russian items; separated into groups by price. (I didn't want to fill up half this page with many posts.)

Shipping for most items will be $8 for Priority Mail, including tracking. Larger and heavier items, of course, will be more. All autographs come with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

I will be offline for a few hours each day this week, but I will carefully note who writes to me first about an item, and I will certainly reply within 12 hours of you writing. I hope you enjoy taking a look!

stsmithva
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posted 06-21-2020 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • $450: Lockheed Martin X-33 suborbital spaceplane contractor's model.

    Lockheed Martin contractor's model in painted die-cast metal, with NASA logo and "Skunk Works" decals on vertical stabilizers; and VentureStar decal and decals of contributing contractors. 12” long, wingspan of 8”, 6” tall on a detachable stand with Lockheed Martin logo. Excellent condition, especially considering that it is over 20 years old.

    The Lockheed Martin X-33 suborbital spaceplane was a technological test vehicle for NASA "single-stage-to-orbit" technologies. Lockheed Martin had plans to make the technology commercially viable in the private sector, replacing the space shuttle program with a program called VentureStar that would launch commercial satellites. The X-33 was designed as an unmanned plane that would launch vertically and land horizontally. With a decline in demand for commercial satellites, the project was cancelled in 2001. The X-33 was never built or flown, but the research conducted in the planning process led to new technological developments that may be applied to future suborbital vehicles.

  • SOLD $295: Paul Calle and Chris Calle painting.

    Done in 2005 for a postage stamp issued by the Marshall Islands. Shows space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station. Included: a postage cover with that stamp, and a cachet also showing the painting. Also a strip of each of the stamps made for this series.

    Image size: 12.5"x9.5" (on a full 20"x20" sheet of masonite)

  • $250: 53 astronauts' autographs on a 2010 Association of Space Explorers poster, commemorating their meeting. Includes Rusty Schweickart of Apollo 9; the first woman in space Valentina Tereshknova; Toyohiro Akiyama (the first space tourist); Owen Garriott and Richard Garriott; and 48 more space travelers from the USA, the Soviet Union and Russia, China, and several other countries. With sheets showing each autograph with the typed name underneath. Sample signature page

stsmithva
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stsmithva
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posted 06-21-2020 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

  • $95: Skylab: Mission Chart showing hundreds of orbits over Earth. Identical to this one.

  • $95: Dr. Donald E. Stullken's personal Skylab binders.

    Dr. Stullken was there at NASA's beginning, developing the capsules that kept monkeys alive when launched into space in 1958. He was NASA recovery team leader for Johnson Space Center's Landing and Recovery Division during the Apollo missions. He was often the first person to welcome the crew when they stepped from the recovery helicopter. Here, for example, he is shown with the Apollo 10 crew. He continued such work into Skylab and the early shuttle era.

    I am offering three Skylab binders prepared and used by Stullken for a total of $95: Skylab Recovery Requirements Rev. A (hand-signed on the cover and signed in print, with Gene Kranz, on the first page!), Skylab Operations and Procedures Console Handbook Rev. A. (also signed in print) and Skylab Flight Controllers Operations Handbook (also signed in print).

    I would be offering these hundreds of pages of fascinating documents, used at Mission Control by the man who supervised their creation, for a higher price; but all three smell rather musty, and the binder of the first and some of the pages of the other two are discolored. I've kept them in a dry environment since getting them years ago, but at some point decades ago they must have gotten some mold in the humid Texas environment. Still, a trio of rare manuals at a great price.

    Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

  • SOLD $95: Collection of shuttle and Spacelab hardware. All of the flight hardware pictured here is included for $95. Most pieces have accompanying NASA paperwork. Fun opportunity for research!

    Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

  • SOLD $95: Beads made in space on board Challenger during STS-6. The first product made in space; Two vials with supporting paperwork. One such vial (in a nice wooden plaque) sold for $350 at Heritage. Another sold at RR for $240.

stsmithva
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  • $50: Vintage Kennedy Space Center map. Not mass-produced, but printed one at a time on a large color printer. Early shuttle era; possibly before construction and the first mission as it shows the planned glide path, and even environmental concerns such as eagle's nest and cultural concerns such as Indian graves.

  • $60: Soviet Penguin suit storage bag. The "Penguin suit" was designed to ameliorate the debilitating effects of prolonged microgravity on the skeletal muscular system experienced during prolonged periods in microgravity. Inside the suit is an elaborate system of cords and straps that can be arranged to simulate gravity pulling on muscles. When not in use, the suit had to be stowed inside the space station and not get in the way of other work, thus the bag is an essential component of the system.

    Additional photos: 1 | 2

  • SOLD $75: Shuttle Crew Operations Manual rough draft. Purchased from a member of the team tasked with revising this vital manual. Early draft, with handwritten corrections, of the smaller for-flight pages and tabs, and the larger pages too.

    Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

stsmithva
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posted 06-21-2020 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • SOLD $25: Skylab 4 crew signed recovery cover.

  • SOLD $25: Kohoutek, Lubos (Discovered comet 1973): signed space treaty with his note about discovering the comet.

  • $20: All three of these for $25 total: 1978 Spinoff, 1979 Marshall Center Report, 1960-1985 Marshall Center 25th Anniversary Report.

  • $20: Pictorial Representations (of all space shuttle systems). Original 1978 booklet with dozens of diagrams detailing all space shuttle systems.

Dr. Donald E. Stullken's personal space shuttle binders.

Dr. Stullken was there at NASA's beginning, developing the capsules that kept monkeys alive when launched into space in 1958. He was NASA recovery team leader for Johnson Space Center's Landing and Recovery Division during the Apollo missions. He was often the first person to welcome the crew when they stepped from the recovery helicopter. Here, for example, he is shown with the Apollo 10 crew. He continued such work into Skylab and the early shuttle era, then became Chief of the Training Integration Branch.

I am offering two of Stullken's binders, used in training, for $25 each.

  • Shuttle Training Program Catalog (1979, with his name label on the cover, then signed in print by him on the first page).

  • Orbiter Crash and Rescue Information: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  • $25: STS-2 Crew Activity Plan (not Stullken's). Original 1981 booklet describing what the crew should try to accomplish during this Orbital Test Flight.
Additional items:
  • SOLD $25: STS-2 crew signed picture. An aerial view of Dryden Flight Research Center, signed by Engle and Truly.

  • $20: Brand, Vance: Signed NASA litho, with him holding a shuttle model.

  • $20: Shuttle astronauts: ISP of Fullterton AND SP of Lounge

  • $25: 1986 Challenger Report. Original booklet: "Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident": 1 | 2 | 3

  • SOLD $25: Shuttle Spacelab Team Member jacket. 1980s jacket in excellent condition, with several shuttle patches. Size large.

  • $25: For-flight dividers for shuttle or ISS storage bag. BOTH included for $25.

  • SOLD $25: Human Research Facility (HRF) Lower Extremity Monitoring Suit (LEMS) armband. From a biomechanical data collection system for use in space. Probably not flown. Described on this NASA page. In the next-to-last photo on this website, you can see an astronaut wearing an identical armband on his right arm. Photos: 1 | 2

  • SOLD $25: Shuttle tile material. 8.5"x5.5", 1" thick.

  • SOLD $25: Shuttle honeycomb part. I've seen an identical part in three different auctions in the last several years, and all three had slightly different descriptions. I would ask for a higher price if I could say exactly what it was used for, but I'm not even sure if it was for the shuttle itself or the solid rocket boosters. Still, an interesting piece of space hardware and worthy of research: 1 | 2 | 3

phivosh
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posted 06-22-2020 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phivosh   Click Here to Email phivosh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Email sent.

From Swamp To Space
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posted 06-23-2020 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for From Swamp To Space   Click Here to Email From Swamp To Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interested in honeycomb part, email sent.

neo1022
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posted 06-24-2020 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Email sent.

stsmithva
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posted 07-12-2020 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have lowered the prices of unsold items. Please let me know if you are interested in anything.

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