Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! "GUS" GRISSOM - CHECK SIGNED 11/05/1959 - HFSID 272035. Check filled out and signed: Virgil I. Fort Eustis, Virginia, 1959 November 5.Drawn on the account of Capt. At upper margin, Grissom has written: " NASA Space Task Gp/Langley AFB ". At the time this check was signed, the first group of NASA astronauts, including Grissom, selected in April 1959, were in training.
The first live passenger on a Mercury test vehicle, Sam the monkey, was launched on December 4, 1959, just a month after this check was written. On July 21, 1961, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom became the second American astronaut in space aboard Project Mercury's Liberty Bell 7.
Grissom was chosen, with Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee, for the first manned Apollo mission in 1967. On January 27, 1967, during a routine training exercise, a fire in the command module of Apollo 1 killed all three astronauts. Show through from bank stamp on verso at signature (completely legible).
Bank cancellation holes touch several words of writing. Ink note (unknown hand) at upper left corner. This image has been censored to conceal sensitive information displayed in the image. The actual document does not have these concealing marks. See more material from these signers.
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GUS GRISSOM CHECK SIGNED 11/05/1959" is in sale since Sunday, December 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Space".
The seller is "historydirect" and is located in Las Vegas, NV. This item can be shipped worldwide.