NASA Group 8 Photo Signed – Including 3 Challenger Astronauts


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Official color 8×10 NASA lithograph showing the 35 astronaut candidates selected as part of NASA group eight in 1978, signed by 12 of the pictured candidates, including three of those who tragically perished aboard the Challenger:

Ron McNair (STS-41-B, STS-51-L), Pinky Nelson (STS-41-C, STS-61-C, STS-26)

Ellison Onizuka (STS-51-C, STS-51-L)

Judy Resnik (STS-41-D, STS-51-L)

Dan Brandenstein (STS-8, STS-51-G, STS-32, STS-49)

J O Creighton (STS-51-G, STS-36, STS-48)

Anna Lee Fisher (STS-51-A)

Rick Hauck (STS-7, STS-51-A, STS-26)

Steven A Hawley (STS-41-D. STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-82, STS-93)

George Nelson (STS-41-C, STS-61-C, STS-26)

Bob Stewart (STS-41-B, STS-51-J)

Ox van Hoften (STS-41-C, STS-51-I) (lightly smeared)

Don Williams (STS-51-D, STS-34)

In an unknown hand at the bottom is the handwritten date 10-22-79, likely when these signatures were obtained.

Other notable astronauts shown but not signed include:  Sally Ride, Frederick D. Gregory, Dick Scobee, Guion Bluford and Shannon Lucid.