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Exceptionally rare and authentic hand-signed CHALLENGER LAUNCH DATED (01/28/86) Autograph First Day Cover from JUDY RESNIK, Space Shuttle STS-51L Mission Specialist.
The doomed Challenger Shuttle broke apart following an explosion 73 seconds after liftoff on January 28, 1986 resulting in the deaths of all 7 crew members on board.
Because of the ensuing tragedy, launch dated first day covers bearing this date are extremely scarce. Resnik, like many other astronauts would pass her time in pre-launch isolation by signing First Day Covers in advance of the mission, which were later hand-cancelled on the date of launch. 
GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC to pass any reputable third party authentication service. Bid with confidence. Please view our exceptional feedback and ratings, and our additional autograph auctions.  
JUDITH RESNIK was an American engineer and NASA astronaut who died when the space shuttle CHALLENGER was destroyed upon launch. Resnik was only the second American female astronaut in space, the first Jewish astronaut to go into space and the first Jewish woman in space.
NOTE:  All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This acid-free museum-grade mounting tape releases safely with simply a drop of water.


Genuine, signed JUDY RESNIK autograph documents are EXTREMELY hard to come by and can be worth a considerable sum of money. Don't miss this EXCEPTIONALLY RARE chance to get a piece of history from the late Space pioneer and engineer, beautifully framed, elegantly matted and ready to display for a fraction of the price of a dealer document.


The perfect gift for the Space collector, autograph enthusiast, or History buff. A must have addition to the den or office.


Sold as is, as shown.


JUDY RESNIK * Scarce Launch Date Autograph CHALLENGER FD Cover Signed * 1/28/86

  • Autograph is archivally mounted and custom framed and matted to 11"x14" NASA blue-suede mat with crisp bevel cuts, and featuring descriptive museum-style plaque, reproduction Resnik NASA crew photo, and framed under 90% UV-blocking crystal clear protective acrylic pane.

  • All items sold are guaranteed authentic to the original owner. The Signaturist, Ink. will quickly refund your money (at the original purchase price) if you return the item, along with the original sales slip and a letter from a reputable third-party authentication service (PSA DNA / JSA / REAL) stating the item purchased is not authentic. In certain cases, we may request a second opinion from competent authorities acceptable to us. Any returned items must be received in the same condition as when sold. All items sold as is, as shown.

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